NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Exact Sciences has sued insurer Humana for denying payment of its colorectal cancer test, Cologuard.

In the suit, filed with the Louisville division of the District Court for the Western District of Kentucky, Exact alleges that the insurer has been denying claims for Cologuard since at least October 2014 through commercial, Medicare Advantage, and other plans. The company estimates Humana owes it upwards $800,000 in payment for 4,664 Cologuard tests it has performed since that time.

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