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Anthem Still Facing Eating Disorder Coverage Suit

Dec. 10, 2018, 2:33 PM

Anthem Blue Cross Life & Health Insurance Co. notched a victory in a proposed class action seeking coverage for eating disorder treatments, but the lawsuit is moving forward.

A federal judge Dec. 7 dismissed the original plaintiff—who claimed more than $75,000 in wrongfully denied medical bills—after finding she was no longer covered by an Anthem health plan. This meant she lacked standing to seek forward-looking relief, including a court order forcing Anthem to change its claims processing guidelines and reexamine certain benefits claims, the judge said.

However, the case is moving forward based on a different plaintiff’s claims, an 18-year-old ...