BCBS Hits Back At Patients In Air Ambulance Coverage Clash

By Adam Lidgett (February 13, 2019, 8:45 PM EST) -- Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota has fired back at a couple that attacked its reimbursement policy for medical flights, telling the Eighth Circuit they haven't given the court a good reason to find they have standing to continue with their case.

BCBSND's Tuesday filing shot back at a reply brief from the couple, Ivan and Melissa Mitchell, who have argued that the alleged arbitrariness of the insurer's reimbursement practices at issue flouted the Employee Retirement Income Security Act. The insurer said that neither that brief nor an amicus brief the Secretary of Labor filed in the couple's support actually...

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