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Blue Cross of Minnesota lawsuit alleges 'profiteering' by lab in COVID-19 testing


Dreamstime, TNS

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota is suing GS Labs, saying the company overcharged it for COVID-19 tests.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota filed a lawsuit Tuesday alleging that a Nebraska-based lab with COVID-19 testing centers in the Twin Cities engaged in fraudulent billing practices that overcharged the Eagan-based health insurer millions of dollars for thousands of tests.

Blue Cross alleges that GS Labs posted inflated cash prices on its public website in order to charge the health insurer much higher rates for testing than the prices applied to cash-paying customers - an assertion GS Lab denies.

The lawsuit seeks to recover more than $10 million in overpayments, the health insurer said in a news release.


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