Revised Opinion by Federal Appeals Court Affirms Key Part of Its Ruling in Health Insurance Case
A California appeals court decided to take a second look at its opinion in a case against health insurer Blue Cross Blue Shield. The insurance company had asked the entire group of appeals court judges in California to review the case. That request was denied, but it prompted the second review. In the Court’s prior decision, the Court ruled in favor of a woman suffering from anorexia nervosa by ruling that Blue Cross had to pay for her inpatient treatment.
One key part of the prior decision was the Court’s conclusion that Blue Cross could not raise a defense of medical necessity in court because it failed to raise it during the claims process. While the Court revised its analysis on another, unrelated point, it left unchanged the key ruling as to the forfeiture of untimely asserted defenses.
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