Rep. Asks Feds to Probe Accretive Over Billing Tactics

Law360, Washington (April 26, 2012, 8:28 PM EDT) -- A California congressman on Thursday urged the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to open an investigation into allegedly abusive and illegal health care billing and debt collection practices at Accretive Health Inc., saying the company could be violating federal privacy laws.

Citing a Wednesday New York Times article that highlighted the practices of the Chicago-based medical debt collection company, Rep. Pete Stark, D-Calif., pushed HHS' Office of Inspector General and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services to look for breaches of the Health...
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