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Minn. court: Treatment delay may cost insurer

Company initially called proton-beam treatment for chondrosarcoma ‘investigative’ but ultimately paid

MINNEAPOLIS – A breach-of-contract action may proceed against Blue Cross Blue Shield Minnesota for its initial refusal to pay for cancer treatment ultimately deemed medically necessary in a statutory external-review process. Although the company ultimately paid for the proton-beam radiation treatment it had initially deemed “investigative,” the insureds, James and Gloria Linn, argue that the delay ...

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