Class Eligibility

The Settlement includes all direct purchasers of healthcare services from a Michigan General Acute Care Hospital between January 1, 2006 and June 23, 2014. The Class includes:

  • Individuals who paid Michigan General Acute Care Hospitals in the form of co-pays, co-insurance, or otherwise;
  • Insurers that paid Michigan General Acute Care Hospitals for their insureds; and
  • Self-insured entities whose health plan participants received healthcare services at Michigan General Acute Care Hospitals.

Estimated Amount

minimum of $40

Class Members with large purchases may be eligible for much higher payments

Proof of Purchase

Yes

Case Name

Shane Group v. BCBSM SettlementCase No. 2:10-cv-14360

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

Case Summary

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 healthcare services at several Michigan hospitals. BCBSM denies Plaintiffs’ allegations, denies any wrongdoing, and contends that its actions caused lower, not higher, hospital prices.

Settlement Pool

$29,000,000

Deadline

TBD

Contact


Settlement Administrator
PO Box 3240
Portland, OR 97208-3240
(877) 846-0588
info@MichiganHospitalPaymentsLitigation.com

38 responses to “Michigan Hospitals Class Action Settlement”

  1. Joyce Hardies says:

    Does this suit include Marquette Hospital in Marquette, MI?

    ADMIN – Hi Joyce,

    I don’t think so but you should double-check with the admin.

  2. Elizabeth Foster says:

    Those this lawsuit include St. Marys Hospital in Livonia Michigan in 2010

    ADMIN – Hi Elizabeth,

    Per the notice these are the facilities included:

    Code
    Hospital Name
    01-25
    Allegan General Hospital
    02-18
    Allegiance Health
    03-31
    Alpena Regional Medical Center
    04-40
    Ascension Borgess-Lee Memorial Hospital
    05-33
    Ascension Borgess Medical Center
    06-32
    Ascension Borgess-Pipp Hospital
    07-42
    Ascension Genesys Regional Medical Center
    08-50
    Ascension Providence Hospital and Medical Centers
    09-40
    Ascension Providence Park Hospital–Novi
    10-47
    Ascension St. John Hospital and Medical Center
    11-59
    Ascension St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital–Macomb Center
    12-41
    Ascension St. John North Shores Hospital
    13-43
    Ascension St. John River District Hospital
    14-58
    Ascension St. Mary’s of Michigan Medical Center– Saginaw
    15-59
    Ascension St. Mary’s of Michigan Medical Center–Standish
    16-36
    Ascension St. Joseph Hospital–Tawas
    17-28
    Aspirus Grand View Hospital
    18-26
    Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital
    19-27
    Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital
    20-32
    Baraga County Memorial Hospital
    21-23
    Bell Memorial Hospital
    22-18
    Botsford Hospital
    145-20
    Bronson Battle Creek
    23-26
    Bronson LakeView Hospital
    75-26
    Bronson Methodist Hospital
    24-27
    Bronson Vicksburg Hospital
    25-24
    Caro Community Hospital
    26-25
    Charlevoix Area Hospital
    27-28
    Cheboygan Memorial Hospital
    76-37
    Chippewa County War Memorial Hospital
    28-41
    Community Health Center of Branch County
    29-32
    Community Hospital–Watervliet
    30-24
    Covenant Medical Center
    77-19
    Crittenton Hospital
    31-31
    Deckerville Community Hospital
    32-35
    Dickinson County Memorial Hospital
    78-38
    DMC–Children’s Hospital of Michigan
    79-62
    DMC–Detroit Receiving Hospital and University Health Center
    80-59
    DMC–Harper University Hospital & Hutzel Women’s Hospital
    81-34
    DMC–Huron Valley Sinai Hospital
    82-27
    DMC–Sinai-Grace Hospital
    Code
    83-29
    Doctors’ Hospital of Michigan
    33-28
    Eaton Rapids Medical Center
    84-28
    Forest Health Medical Center
    85-20
    Garden City Hospital
    34-32
    Harbor Beach Community Hospital
    35-36
    Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital
    36-28
    Helen Newberry Joy Hospital
    86-27
    Henry Ford Cottage Hospital
    87-19
    Henry Ford Hospital
    88-26
    Henry Ford Macomb Hospital
    89-40
    Henry Ford Macomb Hospital–Warren Campus
    90-35
    Henry Ford West Bloom eld Hospital
    91-29
    Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital
    37-31
    Hills & Dales General Hospital
    92-33
    Hillsdale Community Health Center
    93-16
    Holland Hospital
    94-21
    Hurley Medical Center
    38-21
    Huron Medical Center
    39-41
    Kalkaska Memorial Health Center (Munson)
    95-22
    Karmanos Cancer Center
    96-42
    Lakeland Hospitals at Niles and St. Joseph
    40-44
    Mackinac Straits Hospital and Health Center
    41-27
    Marlette Regional Hospital
    42-32
    Marquette General Health System
    43-27
    McKenzie Memorial Hospital
    97-35
    McLaren Bay Regional Medical Center
    98-43
    McLaren Central Michigan Community Hospital
    99-56
    McLaren Ingham Regional Medical Center (Greater Lansing)
    100-38
    McLaren Lapeer Regional Medical Center
    101-45
    McLaren Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center
    102-43
    McLaren Northern Michigan Regional Hospital
    103-35
    McLaren POH Regional Medical Center
    104-31
    McLaren Regional Medical Center
    105-29
    Mecosta County Medical Center

    106-28
    Memorial Healthcare (Owosso)
    44-41
    Memorial Medical Center of West Michigan
    107-30
    Mercy Memorial Hospital System
    45-22
    Metro Health Hospital
    46-35
    MidMichigan Medical Center–Clare
    47-37
    MidMichigan Medical Center–Gladwin
    48-37
    MidMichigan Medical Center–Gratiot
    50-37
    MidMichigan Medical Center–Midland
    51-27
    Munising Memorial Hospital
    52-22
    Munson Medical Center
    108-31
    North Ottawa Community Hospital
    53-24
    Northstar Health System
    109-25
    Oakland Regional Hospital
    110-16
    Oaklawn Hospital
    111-26
    Oakwood Annapolis Hospital
    112-25
    Oakwood Heritage Hospital
    113-42
    Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center–Dearborn
    114-33
    Oakwood Southshore Medical Center
    115-24
    OSF St. Francis Hospital
    54-25
    Otsego Memorial Hospital
    55-39
    Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital (Munson)
    56-17
    Pennock Hospital
    116-19
    Port Huron Hospital
    57-24
    Portage Health Hospital
    117-33
    ProMedica–Bixby Medical Center
    58-36
    ProMedica–Herrick Medical Center
    59-18
    Scheurer Hospital
    60-30
    Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital
    61-28
    Sheridan Community Hospital
    62-31
    South Haven Community Hospital
    118-36
    Southeast Michigan Surgical Hospital
    119-28
    Sparrow Carson City Hospital
    63-25
    Sparrow Clinton Hospital
    64-17
    Sparrow Hospital
    65-23
    Sparrow Ionia Hospital
    120-27
    Spectrum Health–Butterworth
    121-31
    Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial
    66-32
    Spectrum Health Kelsey Hospital
    67-35
    Spectrum Health Reed City Hospital
    122-31
    Spectrum Health United Hospital
    123-35
    Spectrum Zeeland Community Hospital
    124-36
    Straith Hospital for Special Surgery
    125-16
    Sturgis Hospital
    68-20
    Three Rivers Health
    126-34
    Trinity Chelsea Community Hospital
    127-33
    Trinity Mercy Hospital–Cadillac
    128-33
    Trinity Mercy Hospital–Grayling
    129-26
    Trinity MHP–Hackley Campus
    130-24
    Trinity MHP–Mercy Campus
    69-35
    Trinity MHP Mercy–Lakeshore Campus
    131-34
    Trinity St. Joseph Mercy–Ann Arbor
    132-35
    Trinity St. Joseph Mercy–Livingston
    133-32
    Trinity St. Joseph Mercy–Oakland
    134-35
    Trinity St. Joseph Mercy–Port Huron
    135-31
    Trinity St. Joseph Mercy–Saline
    136-30
    Trinity St. Mary Mercy–Livonia
    137-43
    Trinity St. Mary’s Health Care–Grand Rapids
    138-36
    University of Michigan Health System
    139-33
    VA–Aleda E Lutz Medical Center
    140-33
    VA–Ann Arbor Healthcare System
    141-33
    VA–Battle Creek Medical Center
    142-34
    VA–Iron Mountain Medical Center
    143-35
    VA–John D. Dingell Medical Center
    144-35
    West Branch Regional Medical Center
    70-26
    West Shore Medical Center
    71-40
    William Beaumont Hospital–Grosse Pointe
    72-36
    William Beaumont Hospital–Royal Oak
    73-31
    William Beaumont Hospital–Troy
    74-17

    • Brenda Landers says:

      Bronson Battle Creek

    • Colleen OMalley says:

      Would I get a refund for being in hospital different times in a few year period.

      ADMIN – Hi Colleen,

      Most likely.

    • Elizabeth Davis says:

      I have paid and at these two hospitals…William Beaumont Hospital–Royal Oak 73-31; William Beaumont Hospital–Troy 74-17. Please consider me in the class action lawsuit!!

      ADMIN – Hi Elizabeth,

      The only way to be part of this class action is by filing a claim. Please read the instructions provided.

  3. Suzette Edwards says:

    Can I file for my deceased mother? She was in 6 of the hospitals listed in mi. She passed away in 9/16. Suzette Edwards

    ADMIN – Hi Suzette,

    In some instances you can. Contact the admin.

  4. alk684 says:

    Any update on when the claim form will be available? We have a family of 6 with multiple health issues – and lots of hospital visits/stays. 🙁

    ADMIN – Hi Alk,

    The time to file a claim will be after the Court grants preliminary approval of the settlement. This website will be updated when that time comes to allow the online filing of claims.

  5. Miranda roswell says:

    I received something in the mail about this. Do i have to do anything or just waot for my refund?

    ADMIN – Hi Miranda,

    I cannot assist you as I am unable to read the contents of the mail you received.

  6. Gary Denslow says:

    Do we have to keep checking on the status of this settlement in order to be advised and included? We submitted all our required info LONG ago. Please update us with status…

    ADMIN – Hi Gary,

    You do not have to keep checking. Settlements take a long time to come to completion.

  7. steve mellott says:

    If some summited a claim for around 6,000 dollars how would they get?

    ADMIN – Hi Steve,

    If their claim is valid they would get it via check.

  8. Karen Edwards says:

    Any movement forward on the case? Looking for an update. Thank you.

    ADMIN – Hi Karen,

    I have no updates at the moment.

  9. steve s mellott says:

    which court is the case being heard in and the judge? United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan or the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit it been a year now since the December 13, 2016
    Preliminary Approval Hearing.

  10. Joyce Marcotte says:

    Has this case been settled yet, if not what is the projected (if any) date.

    ADMIN – Hi Joyce,

    Reach out to the admin.

  11. steve mellott says:

    I see there some movment on getting this case closed again. I am wonding by the looks of the webs will there claims be paid at the end of year?

    ADMIN – Hi Steve,

    We certainly hope so.

  12. Charles cross says:

    When will claims be paid I hope so.

    ADMIN – Hi Charles,

    They have not even had their final hearing.

  13. marcia brewer says:

    Does this include St. Marys Hospital in Grand Rapids Michigan??

    ADMIN – Hi Marcia,

    Here is the list of affected hospitals

    https://www.michiganhospitalpaymentslitigation.com/Content/Documents/Hospital%20List.pdf

  14. Pamela K Ford says:

    I received a notice from the Settlement Claims Administration but really don’t know what I am supposed to do. I was in the hospital several times

    ADMIN – Hi Pamela,

    You are supposed to file a claim.

  15. Bertha Williamson says:

    I look forward into getting my refund. I’ve spent thousands of dollars in co pay’s and services. Thank you.

  16. Bertha Williamson says:

    I look forward to getting a refund. I have spend thousands of dollars on procedures and co pays.

  17. LaVern A Gable says:

    IHave Priority Health I Why am I getting a letter about Blue Cross should I file a claim

    ADMIN – Hi LaVern,

    I believe other insurers are also part of this. Reach out to the class action administrator to obtain clarification.

  18. Laura says:

    I received a notice on behalf of my minor child. Clearly, THEY know he was an affected member of this settlement, but I have no recollection of the dates, so how in the world do I file a claim?

    ADMIN – Hi Laura,

    How about you contact the hospital to get specifics on your dates?

  19. ALAN KAUFMAN says:

    hi does this include any hospitals in Saginaw mich

    ADMIN – Hi Alan,

    Here is the link to check

    https://www.michiganhospitalpaymentslitigation.com/Content/Documents/Hospital%20List.pdf

  20. Gerard J. Rheaume says:

    look forward to a refund if eligible

    ADMIN – Hi Gerard,

    Leaving a comment does not constitute a claim. Please use the link provided.

  21. Bill Druding says:

    During that period he was in the hospital several times at Marquette General is this covered by the suit.

    ADMIN – Hi Bill,

    Refer to the list of hospitals posted in the section titled documents.

  22. Martha Ann Doring says:

    So, how do I make sure that my name is included in the class action?

    ADMIN – Hi Martha,

    You submit a claim using the link provided.

  23. Jenny C. says:

    Does the claim refer to only if you were in the hospital? If services that were done in the hospital, would that
    be part of the claim too?

    ADMIN – Hi Jenny,

    It appears to be related to hospital stays.

  24. Joseph Homick says:

    We only keep records for 5 years…how do we get actual bills showing what we paid….all we have is records of payments, thru our check reg. from past years…….

    ADMIN – Hi Joseph,

    Contact the hospital.

  25. Sharon K Hall says:

    Last name changed since filling out paperwork do I need to change it with Claims Administrator.

    ADMIN – Hi Sharon,

    You should

  26. Theresa G says:

    I have numerous bills from Spectrum Health Grand Rapids and see Spectrum Health Butterworth, Gerber Memorial, Kelsey Hospital, Reed City Hospital, and United Hospital, am I to assume Spectrum Health Grand Rapids is not part of this lawsuit therefore should not submit these documents?

    ADMIN – Hi Theresa,

    Did you check the list of hospitals included?

    • Theresa G says:

      Yes I did check the hospitals listed, that is why I listed the “Spectrum Healths” that are on that list. Spectrum Health Grand Rapids is not on that list and I just wanted to verify that I did not need to scan and upload all those documents.

      Thank you.

      ADMIN – Hi Theresa,

      If your facility is not on the list it is not included on the settlement.

  27. KMT says:

    Can you explain to me why people at my job are receiving checks related to this and who do I need to call

    ADMIN – Hi KMT,

    Most likely because they filed a valid and timely claim. If you also filed a timely claim you need to contact the class action administrator. Just scroll up to locate their contact information.

  28. steve mellott says:

    How soon with court make ruling on final judgement today is oct 16. and is a wait time for the defentants to file a appleal?

    steve

    ADMIN – Hi Steve,

    There are no firm timelines on this matter.

  29. steve mellott says:

    What happend with case on nov 8?? i dont see any updates on the web site.

    ADMIN – Hi Steve,

    The admin has not yet provided with updates.

  30. Ann Truax says:

    Is there a way to know if my claim was submitted? I’m not sure I ever finished it. I know we qualify.

    ADMIN – Hi Ann,

    Yes, you can contact the class action administrator.

  31. Ronald J Williams says:

    how soon app. will we here any info. will it be something in the mail or online cause sometime i dont have good service

    ADMIN – Hi Ronald,

    Once they are ready to distribute checks you will receive them via mail.

  32. Michael W Semp says:

    I’m just looking for an update on the progress of this case. Thanks!

    ADMIN – Hi Michael,

    This is the last thing posted by the administrator:

    Settlement money will be mailed to Claimants after the Court approves the new Settlement and after any appeals are resolved. It is uncertain when and if any appeals will be taken and if so, when they would be resolved, but resolving them can take time. Please be patient. Updates will be posted on this website as they become available..

  33. Deborah Endicott says:

    My husband and I filed a claim for this and never heard anything back or have never received anything. Has this been settled yet?

    • Angelica (Admin) says:

      Hi Deborah, Please note that we (classactionrebates.com) are *not* the Settlement Administrator of this case. We only post opportunities for potential Class Members of various settlements on this website. If you want to check on your claim, please follow the claims link above. Please also check the settlement website for any updates on the issue moving forward, and/or contact the Settlement Administrator directly, if you haven’t already done so. The details are provided above; just scroll up. Thank you, and best of luck.

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