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.
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.
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.
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.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is trying to influence Minnesota’s investigation of Accretive Health.
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.”
More patients are coming forward to say they were victims of aggressive debt collection tactics used in Fairview hospitals.
An Illinois medical debt collection company’s stock is falling sharply after a critical report on its practices from the Minnesota attorney general.
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.
Fairview and North Memorial hospitals are working to alert their patients after a laptop containing patient information was stolen from a locked car.