Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Judge asked to dismiss attorney general's lawsuit (HIPAA)

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The company that has helped Fairview Health Services and North Memorial Medical Center collect debts from patients has asked a court to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson.

The lawsuit filed in federal court in January accuses Chicago-based Accretive Health of breaking federal and state health privacy and debt collection laws, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

The lawsuit stemmed from an incident in which a laptop belonging to an Accretive Health employee was stolen out of his car last summer.

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