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Here Come The Feds: Minnesota Hospital Faces Sanctions Over Shaking Down Patients

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 09.15.2012 | Business

A Minnesota hospital company that worked with debt-collection firm Accretive Health is in hot water with the federal government over allegedly harassi...

High Finance Tales

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

It's time for an update on activities occurring in the world of high finance. Several newsworthy events have occurred.

Jeffrey Young

Paid In Full: Controversial Hospital Debt Collector Barred From Minnesota

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 07.31.2012 | Business

Accretive Health, a hospital billing and debt-collection contractor accused of badgering patients for money, won't be allowed to do business in Minnes...

Shareholder Sues Debt-Collection Company Over 'Deplorable' Practices

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 07.02.2012 | Business

The problems just keep piling up for the nation's most famous collector of hospital debts. Accretive Health, the Chicago-based debt collection comp...

Hospital Debt Collection Could Soon Get Tougher

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 06.26.2012 | Business

When it comes to settling hospital bills, government officials want to give patients a little bit of breathing room. New rules proposed last Frida...

Isn't There Anybody on Our Side Anymore?

Bill Hillsman | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics
Bill Hillsman

It's no secret that Americans are losing faith in many of our institutions. It's no wonder, either. Reading the news makes you think that there isn't anybody on our side anymore.

Hospital CEO To Step Down Amid Accretive Health Debt-Collection Controversy

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 05.24.2012 | Business

Mark Eustis, the president CEO of a Minnesota hospital company under fire from state and federal authorities for allegedly harsh tactics its employees...

Going After A Dead Man's Debt And Other Debt Collector Horror Stories

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 05.24.2012 | Business

One Michigan-based debt collector has allegedly been trying to collect debts from people who don't owe them, including one man who has been dead for y...

Jeffrey Young

'Do You Want To Pay Now?': How A Hospital Hounded A Sick Patient

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 05.21.2012 | Business

No one at the hospital ever said Bruce Folken's medical care would suffer if he didn't pay up, but it sure felt that way. Folken, 62, went to Fairv...

'We Are Giving The Image That We Are Money-Hungry,' Hospital Workers Say

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 05.14.2013 | Business

Employees at Minnesota hospitals that contracted with Accretive Health repeatedly complained about the company's methods of getting money from patient...

Jeffrey Young

Hospital Debt Collector Taps Washington Bigwigs In Bid To Restore Reputation

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 05.15.2012 | Business

Accretive Health, a debt-collection company under fire for allegedly hounding hospital patients over unpaid bills, has hired former President George W...

Jeffrey Young

For Your Own Good: Debt Collectors Say They Help Hospital Patients By Demanding Money

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 05.11.2012 | Business

Accretive Health, a debt-collection company under fire from Minnesota and federal officials for aggressive tactics to squeeze money from hospital pati...

Matt Sledge

Chicago To Give Aggressive Hospital Debt Collector Millions

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 05.10.2012 | Chicago

Under an agreement approved by the City Council last year, Chicago is set to hand over $6 million in tax increment financing to Accretive Health, the ...

Jeffrey Young

Rahm Emanuel Fights For Widely Criticized Debt Collector

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 05.08.2012 | Business

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants his Democratic colleague Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson to lay off hospital debt-collector Accretive Health,...