Hammond-Henry Hospital sues debt collector, seeks $107k: 5 things to know

Hammond-Henry Hospital in Geneseo, Ill., has filed a lawsuit, alleging breach of contract by a debt collection agency, according to a Dispatch report.

Here are five things to know about the suit.

1. The suit involves Allied Business Accounts, doing business as Health Care Billing Services, which the hospital asserts it contracted with in March 2007 to manage all private-pay accounts receivable, according to the report. 

2. In the suit, the hospital claims embezzlement, misappropriation of funds and failing to maintain a trust account for deposit of monies in violation of the Illinois Collection Agency Act, according to the report. The hospital alleges it is owed at least $107,498. 

3. The lawsuit states that Hammond-Henry was informed that Health Care Billing Services is closing its business, and the hospital has used all available remedies to find its funds, according to the report.

4. The hospital said it also wants an accounting of records including the location, identification and dates of funds received, according to the report.

5. The Dispatch was unable to reach the debt collector to discuss the lawsuit.

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