Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson has filed a lawsuit against Accretive Health, a Chicago debt collection company, alleging the company violated federal and state health privacy laws as well as Minnesota consumer protection and debt collection laws.
According to the Minnesota lawsuit, Accretive employs are placed into the ranks of hospital staff which allows the company to direct employees, the Detroit Free Press reported. The state may coordinate its investigations with stated and federal regulators. Illinois is also investigating Accretive Health.
The state of Michigan filed a lawsuit against Accretive Health last year over annual report filings. More Hospital Collection Agency Investigated