In letter to Franken, Accretive denies violating Emergency Medial Treatment and Labor Act

Melanie Evans reports:

In comments to U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), Accretive Health rejected a recent report that suggested the healthcare billing and collection company violated emergency-room access, patient privacy and debt collection laws.

Accretive’s 29-page comment letter (PDF) came in response to questions from the senator following a highly critical report from Minnesota’s attorney general on Accretive’s business practices. The report said Accretive employees, under contract for Fairview Health Services, sought payment from emergency room and hospital patients before or as they sought care.

Read more on Modern Healthcare.   The data breach part of their response begins on p. 24 of Accretive’s letter.

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