Fairview Health Services, the Minneapolis-based system at the center of the controversy with billing and collections company Accretive Health, did not renew the contract of President and CEO Mark Eustis (PDF) during a special meeting Wednesday.
Eustis will retire July 31. Chuck Mooty, Fairview's board chairman, was named interim chief executive.
“Mark committed to five years as Fairview's CEO,” Mooty said in the statement. “During that time, he established a clear, compelling vision for the future of health care delivery at Fairview.”
Fairview's billing and collection contract with Accretive Health was the subject of a highly critical six-volume report by Minnesota's attorney general. The report suggested that Accretive may have violated emergency room access, privacy and consumer protection laws, claims that the company has denied. Accretive has dismissed claims in the attorney general's report as “innuendo and speculation.”