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Court rejects lawsuit against Aetna for COVID fees, but OKs amended complaint

Posted On: Oct. 5, 2022 10:01 AM CST

A court has thrown out a laboratory’s proposed class-action lawsuit against Aetna Health of California alleging the insurer evaded its obligations to fully cover COVID-19 diagnostic testing, Becker’s Payer Issues reports. The lawsuit was filed in May by Saloojas Inc., an out-of-network laboratory that accusing Aetna of mis-adjudicating "almost every single" COVID-19 testing claim it submitted on behalf of Aetna plan members and denying a vast majority of COVID-19 testing claims the company submitted.