BCBS class action lawsuit settled

Plaintiffs allege that BCBSM violated federal and state laws by using most favored nation clauses in contracts with 70 general acute care hospitals in Michigan. Plaintiffs claim that these clauses inflated prices for health care services at several Michigan hospitals.

The settlement includes all direct purchasers of health care services from a Michigan general acute care hospital between Jan. 1, 2006 and June 23, 2014.

A new settlement has been reached in this case that replaces a very similar settlement from 2014 which ultimately did not receive court approval.

Priority Health provided claims data only

As part of the litigation process, Priority Health shared claims data with the plaintiff law firms, who together with other law firms, are assisting plaintiffs. No other information from Priority Health is needed related to claims.