Accretive Health says Minnesota Attorney General misled public, acted in bad faith

Published on May 4, 2012 at 5:22 AM · No Comments

Minnesota Public Radio: Accretive Health Accuses AG Of Misleading Public
[Minn. Attorney General Lori] Swanson filed a lawsuit against Accretive Health in January alleging the company broke federal and state privacy and debt collection laws. And last week her office released a six volume "compliance review" of Fairview's relationship with Accretive Health, alleging aggressive collection tactics by Accretive Health employees such as asking emergency room patients for payment at their bedsides (Dunbar, 5/2). 

Modern Healthcare: Lawmakers Request Client List From Accretive
Members of the U.S. House asked Accretive Health's CEO for a list of clients and information on the company's policies on compliance with federal emergency room access, patient privacy and debt collection laws. The far-reaching request comes ahead of a scheduled May 4 congressional briefing by Accretive Health, the Chicago-based healthcare billing and collection company facing questions about its practices after an investigation by Minnesota's attorney general (Evans, 5/2).

http://www.kaiserhealthnews.orgThis article was reprinted from with permission from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Kaiser Health News, an editorially independent news service, is a program of the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonpartisan health care policy research organization unaffiliated with Kaiser Permanente.

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