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Accretive Health

Attorney Joe Anthony

Accretive Barred From Minn. For 6 Years

In a settlement Monday, Accretive Health agreed to stay out of Minnesota for as long as six years. It will also pay the state $2.5 million.

07/30/2012

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Accretive Hearing: Franken Wants Laptops With Medical Info Encrypted

U.S. Sen. Al Franken says he plans to pursue legislation requiring encryption of all laptops containing private medical information, after holding a hearing Wednesday on aggressive debt collection practices in Minnesota hospitals.

05/30/2012

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Minn. Hearing Spotlights Hospital Debt Collection

Health care executives face tough questions Wednesday at a U.S. Senate field hearing after a lawsuit from Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson revealed aggressive efforts to collect debt from patients in Minnesota hospitals.

05/30/2012

Accretive Health 1Q Profit Soars, Forecast Falls

Accretive Health Inc.’s first-quarter earnings soared, but the company, which helps hospitals manage their revenue cycles, cut its 2012 forecast due to business problems in Minnesota prompted by a lawsuit from that state’s attorney general.

05/09/2012

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Chicago Mayor Contacts MN AG On Accretive Health Lawsuit

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is trying to influence Minnesota’s investigation of Accretive Health.

05/08/2012

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Accretive Health Asks Judge To Toss MN AG’s Lawsuit

Accretive Health Inc. has filed a motion to dismiss the Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson’s lawsuit, saying Swanson’s accusations that the company broke patient privacy laws are “factually baseless and legally indefensible.”

04/30/2012

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Victims Share Experience With Accretive Debt Collecting Tactics

More patients are coming forward to say they were victims of aggressive debt collection tactics used in Fairview hospitals.

04/25/2012

Stocks

Accretive Shares Plummet After Critical AG Report

An Illinois medical debt collection company’s stock is falling sharply after a critical report on its practices from the Minnesota attorney general.

04/25/2012

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Lawsuit: Accretive Health Inc. Broke Patient Privacy Laws

Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson is suing Accretive Health Incorporation, a debt collection agency. It stems from an incident last year when someone stole a laptop with medical information for more than 23,000 North Memorial and Fairview patients.

01/19/2012

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Patient Information At Risk After Laptop Stolen

Fairview and North Memorial hospitals are working to alert their patients after a laptop containing patient information was stolen from a locked car.

09/27/2011