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Family Advances Suit Over Blue Cross Minnesota’s Benefit Offsets

March 25, 2020, 1:21 PM

A proposed class action accusing Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota of wrongfully clawing back patients’ approved benefit payments is moving forward after a federal judge denied the insurer’s motion to dismiss.

Judge Michael J. Davis of the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota on Tuesday adopted a magistrate report rejecting the insurer’s argument that the lawsuit was procedurally improper.

The lawsuit was filed by a family that incurred more than $80,000 in medical bills for their daughter’s mental health treatments. After initially paying the claim, BCBSM reversed course and demanded the family reimburse the full amount....

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