Minn. AG Calls Accretive's Debt Collection 'Reprehensible'

Law360, New York (July 13, 2012, 5:17 PM EDT) -- Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson urged a federal judge on Thursday not to toss a consumer protection lawsuit accusing medical billing firm Accretive Health Inc. of squeezing money from sick patients, saying the company committed egregious misdeeds that must be litigated.

The 44-page filing includes numerous affidavits from patients who say nightmarish illnesses were made even worse by callous efforts at debt collection by Accretive and hospital workers it trained.

In one of those sworn statements, an accountant named Timothy Palm says he was in agonizing...
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