Cigna Sued Over Denials On Heart Monitoring Device

Law360, Los Angeles (January 14, 2013, 7:46 PM EST) -- Two cardiac telemetry makers sued Cigna Health Corp. in Pennsylvania federal court Monday, alleging that the health insurer’s sudden decision to stop covering the outpatient heart monitoring device financially harms manufacturers and violates federal pension and unfair competition laws.

CardioNet Inc. and LifeWatch Services Inc. allege Cigna characterized outpatient cardiac telemetry services, or OCT, as experimental in an October update to its 2012 coverage policies and a letter to physicians to obscure the fact that it wanted to drop the coverage to save money, noting that...
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