Medical debt collector and revenue cycle management provider Accretive Health Monday ended its months-long public legal battle with the Minnesota Attorney General over its health facility debt collection practices, agreeing to pay $2,490,400 in a settlement without admitting any wrongdoing.
The company also agreed to cease its healthcare revenue cycle consulting services practice in Minnesota for two years. The company had contracts with Fairview Health and North Memorial, companies which operate hospitals and clinics in the state.
The Minnesota vs. Accretive battle has been gory for months, with the state’s attorney general – Lisa Madigan – joined by U.S. Senator Al Franken (D.-Minn.) on the firing lines. Even Stephen Colbert weighed in on the matter.
For more detail on the specifics of the settlement and a refresher of the saga, read the coverage on our sister site insidePatientFinance.com.