When you go to the emergency room and get admitted for your ailment, you give out quite a bit of personal information right?
Don’t you have a reasonable expectation that that person that you are talking to is an employee of the hospital? I know that I sure do… It seems like HIPPA if nothing else would demand it. In fact, it DOES prevent it.
How would you feel if you discovered that it was a debt collector that you were sharing all of this information with?
Should you be delayed intentionally from getting the care that you need?
to quote the Yahoo article:
While hospital collections increased, patient care plummeted, the employees said. â€œPatients are harassed mercilessly,â€ a hospital employee told Ms. Swanson. Another hospital employee complained, â€œWe were told if we donâ€™t get money from patients, in the emergency room, we will be fired.â€
I will be adding Accretive Health to the shitlist unless I see some compelling argument not to.