Accretive Health Inc was incorporated in Delaware under the name Healthcare Services, Inc. in July 2003 and changed its name to Accretive Health, Inc. in August 2009. The Company is providers of services that help healthcare providers generate sustainable improvements in their operating margins and healthcare quality while also enhancing patient, physician and staff satisfaction across its three offerings - revenue cycle management; quality and total cost of care; and physician advisory services. Its integrated revenue cycle management service offering helps U.S. healthcare providers to more efficiently manage their revenue cycles, which encompass patient registration, insurance and benefit verification, medical treatment documentation and coding, bill preparation and collections. The Company develops and refines its offerings based in part on information, processes and management experience garnered through working with prestigious hospitals and healthcare systems in the United States. Its customers are multi-hospital systems, including faith-based or community healthcare systems, academic medical centers and independent ambulatory clinics, and their affiliated physician practice groups. The Company competes with athenahealth, Eclipsys, MedAssets, Deloitte Consulting, Huron Consulting, Perot Systems, and Computer Science Corporation/First Consulting. The customers it serves are subject to a complex array of federal and state laws and regulations. These laws and regulations may change rapidly, and it is frequently unclear how it applies to its business.
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