Nelson Hardiman managing partner, Harry Nelson, was featured in an NBC News Colorado investigation into the high cost of urine drug tests. In Colorado, urine drug tests can cost as much as $6,250 and have gone from costing the state’s Medicaid program $50,000 a month to $1 million. Chapter 3 of the investigation turns to “urine drug expert” Harry Nelson who states that 80% of tests are not medically necessary: “Basically a lot of money is being spent to test for something where we already know the answer.