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The Highmark Cancer Collaborative: Taking the lead in delivering the best possible cancer outcomes.

Fill out the form below. And find out how we provide best-in-class cancer care, second opinions, and health insurance coverage in western PA.

Setting new standards for cancer care quality, health insurance coverage & patient experience.


Coordinated, patient-centered, health care coverage

Allegheny Health Network Cancer Institute

Quality cancer care in western PA

The Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center

Access to early phase clinical trials and second opinions for rare and complex cancers

Taking doctor-insurer collaboration to a new level

We’re changing how cancer treatment decisions are made, how cancer care is delivered and how cancer care is paid for.

The Result? A fundamental change in how cancer care works:
  • A level of coordinated, patient-centered care unique in western Pennsylvania
  • The best possible outcomes & patient experience in the greater Pittsburgh area

It’s all for the most important members of our team — you and your employees.

Cancer care that’s more effective, efficient, safe, affordable & convenient

It’s more important than ever that you and your employees have access to best-in-class cancer care.

With better-managed, high-quality care, we’re empowering doctors at every stage to deliver care that’s effective, hassle-free, and lower cost — all while focused on the best possible outcomes.

Improving how doctors care for patients
  • Improved quality, safety and outcomes based on best-in-class treatment guidelines
  • Decision support tools help doctors track patient progress and determine the best course of action
Finding new ways to control costs
  • New doctor reimbursement standards make care more affordable
  • New purchasing agreements decrease drug costs
  • Bundled episode-of-care payments save costs on radiation treatments
Breaking down barriers to care
  • More coordinated, efficient and flexible care
  • More choice and convenience for patients’ individual needs
Protecting members’ physical and financial health
  • Better outcomes, a better experience and lower costs for a healthier, more productive workforce
Fill out the form to find out how we provide best-in-class cancer care, second opinions, and health insurance coverage.

By 2020, the cost of cancer care in the United States is estimated to reach $207 billion3

Adults with cancer are 3X more likely to declare bankruptcy2

Chemotherapy drug prices alone are rising at an annual rate of 17%4

The time for change is now

The number of new cancer cases is on the rise with an increase of 7% from 1990 in Pennsylvania alone5.

Complicated care… Multiple providers & treatments… Lack of coordination among providers… Unclear protocols…

Too often it all adds up to mean:

  • The wrong types of care1
  • Unnecessary treatments1
  • Higher costs
  • Risks to patient safety
  • Lower quality of care
  • Poorer outcomes

And costs are skyrocketing:

  • Adults with cancer are 3 times more likely to declare bankruptcy2
  • By 2020, the cost of cancer care in the U.S. is estimated to reach $207 billion3
  • Chemotherapy drug prices alone are rising at an annual rate of 17%4

Together we can meet these challenges. We’re providing the tools, resources, and guidance both doctors and patients need to make the best choices and arrive at the best outcomes.

  1. Dartmouth Atlas Project: Variations in cancer care continue to affect cost and quality — as well as unnecessary spending.
  2. Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; June 2013, Health Affairs.
  3. National Cancer Institute estimates costs for cancer therapy to reach $207 billion in 2020.
  4. Evaluate Pharma, Manufacturer’s Prescribing Information Pamphlet.
  5. Cancer Facts and Figures, Pennsylvania Dept. of Health 2015.

You and your employees are at the heart of everything we do. Together we’re doing it all for you. We’re doing it all for health.