Dems Seek Reams Of Info On Accretive's Billing Practices

Law360, New York (May 2, 2012, 5:34 PM EDT) -- Democratic lawmakers Wednesday delivered a far-reaching information request to embattled debt collection firm Accretive Health Inc., suggesting government scrutiny of its medical billing practices may have only just begun.

The correspondence was sent in advance of a Friday congressional briefing inspired by the Minnesota attorney general’s expansive investigation into tactics allegedly designed to extract maximum cash from ailing patients.

That inquiry focused on activities at Fairview Health Services, a Minneapolis-based hospital network at the center of the controversy.

“One of our most important questions is the...
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