February 21, 2018

Atlanta Hospital Sues Anthem Over Imaging and ED Policies

Piedmont Hospital, an Atlanta-based hospital with five sister facilities, recently filed a lawsuit against Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia and its parent company, Anthem, becoming the latest hospital system to push back against Anthem’s arbitrary and unwise outpatient imaging and emergency services policies.

The lawsuit alleges that Anthem is involved in “a national scheme” geared to “intentionally deteriorate coverage for policyholders” and argues that the policies will have “harmful consequences on access to medically necessary services, clinical integration, patient safety and quality of care.”

Visit the ACR's Anthem Outpatient Imaging Policy Resources page to learn more.