Woman Denied Medication Urges Court To Review ACA-ERISA Appeal Interplay
Mealey's (July 12, 2016, 11:55 AM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA)’s amendments to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act present the court with novel issues regarding external appeals of benefit denials, as well as the role and duties of reviewers going forward, a woman told the U.S. Supreme Court June 23 in urging it to grant review (S.M. v. Oxford Health Plans [NY] Inc., et al., No. 15-1540, U.S. Sup.; 2016 U.S. S. Ct. Briefs LEXIS 2502).
(Petition available. Document #93-160727-006B.)
Doctors diagnosed S.M. with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma...