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BCBS Affiliates Can't Dismiss Hospital Benefits Payment Suit

Law360 (March 7, 2018, 8:48 PM EST) -- A Texas magistrate judge on Tuesday said a pair of Blue Cross Blue Shield plan administrators can't escape claims they underpaid five bankrupt and two nonbankrupt hospitals in the Victory Medical Center chain by $34.5 million on jurisdictional grounds, but that they will have the chance to switch venues to their home states.

In a report to the district court, U.S. Magistrate Judge Richard Farrer said the Victory hospitals' claims against CareFirst of Maryland and Group Hospitalization and Medical Services Inc. should not be dismissed, but...
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