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Daily Digest – October 9. Judge Tosses FDCPA Class Action Over Letter Language; More Millennials Shunning Primary Care Doctors

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JUDGE TOSSES FDCPA CLASS ACTION OVER LETTER LANGUAGE

  • A federal judge has dismissed a class-action lawsuit alleging violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act by a collection law firm, opining that the plaintiff’s arguments about a collection letter being misleading are “idiosyncratic.”

 

MORE MILLENNIALS SHUNNING PRIMARY CARE DOCTORS

  • More and more millennials are choosing not to have a primary care physician, instead opting to use urgent care centers instead, which offer quicker service and better pricing transparency than a traditional doctor’s office, according to the results of a survey conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation.

 

ACA CALLS ON FCC TO ISSUE CALL BLOCKING, LABELING RULES

  • ACA International has filed its comment with the Federal Communications Commission, arguing that call blocking and labeling technologies are keeping legitimate calls from being connected to consumers, and the association called on the regulator to not allow calls to be blocked until a rule is issued that allows callers to challenge erroneously blocked calls.

 

JUDGE GRANTS SUMMARY JUDGMENT IN FAVOR OF DEFENDANT IN FDCPA CASE

  • A federal judge in Michigan has granted summary judgment in favor of a collection agency that was sued for allegedly violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act by misrepresenting the amount owed and did not include any mention that the amount owed included interest in a collection letter sent to an individual.

 

OPTIMA HEALTHCARE ACQUIRES VANTAGE CLINICAL SOLUTIONS

  • Optima Healthcare Solutions, a leading provider of cloud-based solutions for post-acute care providers, announced the acquisition of Vantage Clinical Solutions, Inc., a company that specializes in revenue cycle management (RCM) and digital marketing services for physical therapy practices.

 

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