MNA Daily NewsScan, July 13, 2012 – Alleged Bad Behavior by Accretive, JP Morgan Wraps Up Week’s News

13 Jul

HEALTH CARE

Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson has filed more paperwork to support her legal claims against Accretive Health Inc., this time highlighting cases of what she calls “reprehensible” collection tactics in emergency rooms while children were being treated.

Despite worries routine cases are clogging up the emergency department, most Medicaid ED patients go because they have to, seeking emergent or urgent care for serious medical problems, according to a study by the Center for Studying Health System Change (HSC), released yesterday.

Even though patients want a say in treatment decisions, most don’t want to disagree with their doctor, according to a study published online Monday in the Archives of Internal Medicine.

LABOR

Yet another example of why we need to hold Wall Street accountable: JPMorgan Chase said Friday that a bad trade had cost the bank $5.8 billion this year, almost triple its original estimate, and raised the prospect that traders had improperly tried to conceal the blunder.

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