Medical Center of Georgia Sues Blue Cross Blue Shield for Alleged Underpayments

The Medical Center of Georgia in Macon has filed a lawsuit against Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia, claiming the payor underpaid it by more than $22 million dating back to 2009, according to a Telegraph report.

Of the $22 million, hospital claims that BCBS Georgia owes it for certain procedures, such as roughly $1.19 million for cardiac catheterization procedures performed in 2011, and another $2.24 million for claims involving babies who were delivered since December 2009, according to the report.

In addition to the $22 million in reimbursement, the hospital is also seeking repayment for attorneys' fees. It has requested a trial by jury.

A spokesperson for the hospital said it will continue providing services to BCBS Georgia members, according to the report.

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