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Swedish, Providence to pay $1.4 million over out-of-network lab
OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson says the affiliated Providence and Swedish health care providers have agreed to pay $1.4 million for failing to tell patients that a pathology lab was out-of-network for their insurance. Ferguson says Providence facilities in Western Washington and Swedish facilities exclusively used a company called CellNetix for the testing, but failed to tell patients when Premera Blue Cross pulled CellNetix from its network from early 2015 to early 2016 over a contract dispute.