UPMC Health Plan has established a Pituitary Tumor Center of Excellence program to promote high-quality outcomes and provide an optimal patient experience for UPMC Health Plan members in response to recently published Pituitary Society guidelines that demonstrated the need for Pituitary Tumor Centers of Excellence*.
The UPMC Health Plan Pituitary Tumor Center of Excellence program recognizes only those surgical facilities and pituitary tumor physicians with the highest level of multidisciplinary specialty teams and technical capability.
Pituitary tumor physicians and facilities have established patient-centered clinical protocols/guidelines as well as an outcomes-based quality monitoring improvement program.
Both hospitals and pituitary tumor physicians must demonstrate high-level performance with a focus on optimal patient experience throughout the entire care process for the UPMC Health Plan member.
Have questions about the specifications of the standards and policy?
View our facility standards
View our provider standards
View our policy
Have questions about patient eligibility?
View our FAQ on patient eligibility for facilities
View our FAQ on patient eligibility for providers
Interested in becoming a Pituitary Tumor Center of Excellence?
Review our special credentialing standards and applications.
You may fax your application to 412-454-8225 or email it to UPMC_HP_PituitaryCOE@upmc.edu.
For questions about the program, call Provider Services at 1-866-918-1595 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
*(Casanueva, F.F., Barkan, A.L., Buchfelder, M., Klibanski, A., Laws, E.R., Loeffler, J.S., Giustina, A. (2017, September 7). Criteria for the definition of Pituitary Tumor Centers of Excellence [PTCOE]: A Pituitary Society Statement. Pituitary, 489-498. doi:10.10007/s11102-017-0838-2).