Blue Cross-Blue Shield

Blue Cross-Blue Shield

(BCBS) (blū kraws blū shēld)
Blue Cross, covering hospital care, and Blue Shield, covering physician's services, is a national U.S. health care benefit company.
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Explanation: In 1984, Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Wisconsin denied coverage for an IVF procedure on the basis that it was experimental.
Significance: The sole reliance of Blue Cross-Blue Shield on its own advisory bodies was questioned by the Court of Appeal.
Action: Plaintiff sought a declatory judgment that her group health plan, administered by defendant Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Virginia, must cover high-dose chemotherapy with autologous bone marrow transplantation (HDCT-ABMT) for treatment of her stage IV metastatic breast cancer.

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