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UPMC Contributes a Larger than Expected Share of the Region’s Charity Care

When families can’t afford life-changing care, we step up. UPMC has a long history of offering generous financial assistance to families in need with incomes up to four times the federal poverty level — that’s $106,000 for a family of four in 2021.

UPMC provided $101 million in free or discounted health care to 16,000 patients in Fiscal Year 2021. UPMC calculates and reports its charity care costs each year according to Internal Revenue Service guidelines. The reported amounts are UPMC’s actual costs, not the price or charges that would have been billed for care.

UPMC provides $444 Million for charity care and unreimbursed Medicaid costs
UPMC cares for 18% of patients in Pennsylvania...
...but provides more than one quarter of hospital charity care in the commonwealth.

Extending a Helping Hand to the Most Vulnerable

UPMC clinicians provide subsidized care to low-income Medical Assistance (Medicaid) patients — more than any other health system in Pennsylvania.

Medical Assistance $343 Million in unreimbursed cost of care
In Western Pennsylvania UPMC hospitals care for more than half of all Medical Assistance patients

Expanding the Programs that Cultivate Community Wellness

UPMC Health Plan is among the nation’s fastest-growing health plans, with more than 4 million members. It offers coverage to individual and group health plan members; seniors; and low-income individuals and families; as well as those with disabilities.

UPMC for You is western Pennsylvania’s largest Medical Assistance managed care insurer and continues to expand statewide.

As the largest Medicaid behavioral health company in Pennsylvania, UPMC’s Community Care Behavioral Health Organization manages behavioral health services for 1.3 million members in 43 counties.

Kids playing at Blue Slide ParkUPMC Community HealthChoices serves all of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties and coordinates health care coverage and long-term supports for more than one-third of all participants statewide. The program is for dual eligible individuals participating in both Medicare and Medicaid, and increases opportunities for older individuals and people with disabilities to stay in their homes.

UPMC for Kids, the largest Children’s Health Insurance program in the state, is now serving the health care needs of children in 57 Pennsylvania counties.