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Chicago-based Firm Doing Aggressive Debt Collection INSIDE Hospitals!

Health & Medicine Policy Research Group (HMPRG)
April 27, 2012

The NY Times story on aggressive debt collection and the "bottom-feeding ‘revenue cycle’ firm Accretive Healt" which positions people inside hospitals demanding upfront payments and debt repayment from patients seeking care, sparked interest by the Illinois Attorney General's Office which is  now investigating their practices.

 

Accretive is based in Chicago, right on Michigan Avenue. Their largest customer is Ascension Health, the largest Catholic hospital system in the U.S. Ascension is in the process of acquiring the suburban Alexian Bros. system.

Read the New York Times Story

Read the Crain's Story

Read the Crain's Healthcare blog post on how Minnesota's investigation of the company will impact the nonprofit (?) clients that use them

 

 

Read the New York Times Story

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/25/business/debt-collector-is-faulted-for-tough-tactics-in-hospitals.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1&hp

 

They don’t disclose all their customers, but they are based in Chicago, on Michigan Avenue. Their largest customer is Ascension Health, the largest Catholic hospital system in the U.S. Ascension is in the process of acquiring the suburban Alexian Bros. system.