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Accretive Health – Debt Collector for Medical Bills

On Behalf of | Jan 2, 2012 | Consumer Protection

About Accretive
Accretive Health is a Chicago based company that was founded in
2003.  Its business is collecting medical
bills.    It is one of the nation’s largest medical
debt collectors.  According to their website, they are
committed ” to helping our hospital clients fulfill their mission
to provide better quality care and increase healthcare access to
all; we are committed to best practices and to continuous learning;
we are committed to all of our stakeholders; and we are committed
to build a great company.”  In sum, their aim is to improve
the revenue for their clients, hospitals and health care
providers.  The complaints regarding Accretive Health is that
they have their debt collectors at the hospital demanding payments
before getting emergency care.

Is Accretive Health’s Harassing You?
Accretive has been accused of sending debt collectors to the
hospital to demand payment before receiving medical care.  The
Attorney General of Minnesota has filed suit against Accretive
Health.  The lawsuit alleges that the Accretive Health
employees are staked out in an Emergency Room of a Minnesota
hospital.  The patients are forced to wait while “financial
consultations” are conducted.  This involves requesting
patients make upfront payments or pay an outstanding balance before
receiving care.  See article.   Accretive is not
only accused of violating debt collections laws, but also for
violating a federal law that requires hospitals to provide
emergency care regardless of citizenship, legal status or the
ability to pay.

Accretive Health Contact Information
401 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 2900
Chicago, Illinois 60611(312) 324-7820

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