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Accretive Health - Debt Collector for Medical Bills

About Accretive Health
Accretive Health is a Chicago based company that was founded in 2003.  Its business is collecting medical bills.    It is one of the nation's largest medical debt collectors.  According to their website, they are committed " to helping our hospital clients fulfill their mission to provide better quality care and increase healthcare access to all; we are committed to best practices and to continuous learning; we are committed to all of our stakeholders; and we are committed to build a great company."  In sum, their aim is to improve the revenue for their clients, hospitals and health care providers.  The complaints regarding Accretive Health is that they have their debt collectors at the hospital demanding payments before getting emergency care.

Is Accretive Health's Harassing You?
Accretive has been accused of sending debt collectors to the hospital to demand payment before receiving medical care.  The Attorney General of Minnesota has filed suit against Accretive Health.  The lawsuit alleges that the Accretive Health employees are staked out in an Emergency Room of a Minnesota hospital.  The patients are forced to wait while "financial consultations" are conducted.  This involves requesting patients make upfront payments or pay an outstanding balance before receiving care.  See article.   Accretive is not only accused of violating debt collections laws, but also for violating a federal law that requires hospitals to provide emergency care regardless of citizenship, legal status or the ability to pay.

Accretive Health Contact Information
401 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 2900
Chicago, Illinois 60611(312) 324-7820

Stop Debt Collector Harassment Now:
When you're being pursued by debt collectors, you have rights,  and we're here to help.  SmithMarco, P.C., has over 30 years of combined experience practicing law protecting the rights of consumers around the country. If you feel that you're rights have been violated, please contact us for a free case review.

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