Swanson, Accretive trade charges

  • Article by: TONY KENNEDY , Star Tribune
  • Updated: July 13, 2012 - 7:33 AM

Attorney general says parents of sick children were hounded; Accretive says she has the facts wrong.

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swschradJul. 12, 12 1:42 PM

more likely Accretive should post a $54 billion dollar bond in anticipation of action in the courts. see? just like you strong-armed the sick in the hospitals. if it's good enough for patients, it should be good enough for the bill collectors.

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boogawoogaJul. 12, 12 2:28 PM

"The company has said Swanson's allegations are factually baseless and legally indefensible." I'm not a lawyer but it seems to me all you have to do is compare the patient's bank transaction dates against the billing dates and a postmark on any mailed bill from the hospital and if the money went into Fairview's coffers the day they were in the hospital ER, before the patient received a bill,...there's your proof they wanted money up front.

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cyberpunkJul. 12, 12 6:01 PM

Baseless allegations? I actually read the memorandum of law when it was published. It contains a few dozen sworn statements from people who say they were led to believe they, or their spouse or child, would be denied emergency care if they didn’t pay up on the spot. Almost all of these cases were people who had health insurance – they were being pressured to pre-pay their deductibles and co-pays. I recommend reading the lawsuit because some of the statements are incredible. There are several stories where people describe being asked to hand over a credit card while they lie on a gurney suffering a critical illness. The Accretive bill collector would be so kind as to go into their clothes pockets or purse to get their wallet for them – since they were too sick to get up and get it themselves. So, as for “baseless allegations” – either there is a grand conspiracy between dozens of unrelated individuals to slander Accretive, or what they are accused of actually happened. Hmm, which could it be?

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kkjerJul. 12, 12 6:57 PM

I ran into these people about two years ago, I over paid a bill by 56.00, not much compared to some people. However, I never got my 56 dollars back. Fairview has it, and I guess it is their profit. I still go to Fairvoew because I like my doctor, but I don't gove them any money up front until my insurance tells me how much I owe. Just today, I refused to pay my co-pay. They let me see my doctor.

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kkjerJul. 12, 12 7:02 PM

Cyberpunk: I have a PhD in HR and specializein group health insurance design. I also am a retired police officer with 21 years of experience, 6 as a homicide investigator. They got me for 56 bucks, and I ain't a push over. Rethink your idiocy.

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lkksmartJul. 12, 1211:33 PM

Finally Lori Swanson is telling the Public that the collection agents in Fairview emergency room were not employee of Accretive Health instead collection agents in Fairview were " acting under Accretive's Management and Supervision.". Now Lori Swanson want the public to believe that Fairview hired consulting company called Accretive Health to control Fairview employee to brake the law. I wonder who is the idiocy! Lori Swanson need to stop all this media blitz for her political agenda in the name of protecting consumer right.

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channelzJul. 14, 12 9:37 AM

There's some miscommunication between cyberpunk and kkjer in the comment thread that I can't quite sort out. I think they're on the same side, but kkjer misread something? How many affidavits are enough? I hope Attorney General Swanson keeps collecting them, if for no other reason than people's stories need to be told. Compassionate care as an important part of the healing process is well-established. I think maybe Lori Swanson should get an honorary Doctorate in medicine or two to go along with her J.D. when all said and done.

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