The Pioneer Press reported this month that inspectors from the Minnesota Department of Health visited the hospital to conduct an on-site inspection and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has launched an investigation to determine if Fairview's billing tactics violated the federal Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA). The law requires hospitals that take Medicare money to provide appropriate care for emergency room patients regardless of their ability to pay.
Accretive has denied any wrongdoing but told the Chicago Tribune this month that it is considering ending its debt-collections services, which represent about 5% of total revenues.
Mooty said the search for Eustis's successor will begin immediately.
"We will be looking for a dynamic, proven executive to lead Fairview's highly skilled and committed leadership team and its mission-driven employees and providers, and to continue to elevate Fairview's leadership position in the national health care community," Mooty said.