Bloomberg Law
Oct. 21, 2021, 2:34 PM

Anthem Expands Prosthetic Device Coverage, Ending Class Action

Jacklyn Wille
Jacklyn Wille
Legal Reporter

Anthem Inc. has expanded its coverage of computerized knee and foot-ankle prosthetic devices, ending a class action challenging its treatment of these devices as investigational and unnecessary, settlement papers filed in California federal court show.

The deal, announced Wednesday, provides “substantially all of the relief requested” in the Employee Retirement Income Security Act lawsuit, plaintiffs Lacy Atzin and Mark Andersen said in their motion for preliminary settlement approval. Anthem has agreed to cover microprocessor-controlled knee and foot-ankle prosthetics if certain criteria are met, and it’s agreed “not to change its position unless such change is warranted by a change in ...

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