Cigna refused to cover COVID-19 testing, lawsuit alleges

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The physician declares Cigna is violating the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, the ACA, and different Employee Retirement Income Security Act arrangements by refusing to cover the claims for COVID-19 testing..

A Connecticut medical practice has sued Cigna declaring the health insurance company wrongfully refused to spend for members COVID-19 testing, according to Law360..

Steven A.R. Murphy, MD, of Murphy Medical Associates claims Cigna informed 4,400 members that Dr. Murphy provides deceptive COVID-19 screening websites and they would require to pay of pocket if they were checking there. More than 28,000 patients have been checked at COVID-19 screening sites established by Dr. Murphys medical practices, according to the report..

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Legal counsel information for Cigna was not right away available, according to the report..

The suit, submitted Nov. 6 and pending in U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, alleges Cigna denied the claims prior to Dr. Murphy had a chance to react to the insurers demands for medical records..

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