Accretive Health, Inc. (NYSE: AH), a leading provider of revenue cycle and quality of care services to healthcare providers, today announced that it will postpone the release of its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2012, as well as its previously announced investor conference call scheduled for February 27, 2013, because it is evaluating the timing of revenue recognition for its revenue cycle management agreements. The Company is currently evaluating the manner in which it recognizes revenue for its revenue cycle management agreements. Based on information available to date, if the Company determines that a change is necessary, the Company may be required to restate prior-period financial statements. The Company believes, based on information available to date, that any such restatement would have no impact on total revenue recognized over the life of a contract or the timing or magnitude of cash flow from operations. This may defer the timing of revenue recognition and may lead to an increase in deferred revenue or other liabilities reported in prior periods. The Company expects to delay the filing of its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012. The Company’s cash and cash equivalents as of December 31, 2012 were approximately $177 million, after giving effect to the use of $36.8 million for share repurchases in the fourth quarter of 2012 as part of the repurchase program announced on September 4, 2012. The Company had no debt outstanding as of December 31, 2012. Financial Guidance The Company is withdrawing prior financial guidance provided on November 7, 2012 and will announce the revised date for reporting fourth quarter and full year 2012 financial results in a subsequent release. About Accretive Health Accretive Health partners with healthcare providers to help them more effectively manage their revenue cycles, strengthen their financial stability, and improve the quality of care they provide while reducing overall healthcare costs. Our people, processes and sophisticated integrated technology complement our clients' existing resources to enhance results for patients, physicians and staff. For more information, please visit www.accretivehealth.com. Safe Harbor This press release contains forward-looking statements, including the Company’s statements regarding the anticipated consequences of any restatement that may be required as a result of the ongoing evaluation of the timing of revenue recognition for the Company’s revenue cycle management agreements. All forward-looking statements contained in this press release involve risks and uncertainties. Our actual results and outcomes could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of various factors, including the possibility that any restatement that may be required could have unanticipated consequences and the factors set forth in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2012, filed with the SEC on November 8, 2012, under the heading "Risk Factors." The words “strive,” “objective,” "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," "expects," "intends," "may," "plans," "projects," "would," and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. We have based these forward-looking statements on our current expectations and projections about future events. Although we believe that the expectations underlying any of our forward-looking statements are reasonable, these expectations may prove to be incorrect and all of these statements are subject to risks and uncertainties. Should one or more of these risks and uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions, projections, or expectations prove incorrect, actual results, performance, financial condition, or events may vary materially and adversely from those anticipated, estimated, or expected.
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