Chicago Mayor Seeks To End Accretive's Row With Minn. AG

Law360, New York (May 8, 2012, 6:08 PM EDT) -- Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is playing peacemaker in a messy faceoff between Illinois medical billing firm Accretive Health Inc. and Minnesota's attorney general, saying in a letter released Tuesday that both sides should "cease efforts to publicly prosecute" a dispute over collection practices.

The single-page memo, addressed to Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson, lends credence to Accretive's claims that little of its business involves bedside billing in emergency rooms. Instead, the company says it pads the wallets of health care providers by obtaining reimbursement from insurers...
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