BCBS Hit With $67M Antitrust Suit By Heart Monitoring Co.

Law360, New York (September 10, 2012, 9:03 PM EDT) -- Blue Cross Blue Shield Association and its licensees including Highmark Inc. were hit with a $66.5 million suit Monday by a diagnostic testing firm accusing them of undermining competition through conspiratorial tactics including denying coverage for certain heart monitoring and testing device services.

In a complaint filed in Pennsylvania federal court, LifeWatch Services Inc., which makes a mobile cardiac outpatient telemetry device that provides information about heart rhythm abnormalities and other information for patients with heart problems, claims the Blue Cross plans do not cover services...
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