Daily Digest – December 9. Judge Dismisses FDCPA Suit After Two Agencies Report Same Debt; Healthcare Spending, People Without Insurance, Heading in Opposite Directions

JUDGE DISMISSES FDCPA SUIT AFTER TWO AGENCIES REPORT SAME DEBT TO CREDIT BUREAU

  • A District Court judge in Connecticut has granted a defendant’s motion to dismiss after it was sued for allegedly violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act because it was one of two collection agencies that reported the same unpaid debt to a credit bureau.

HEALTHCARE SPENDING, NUMBER OF PEOPLE WITHOUT INSURANCE, HEADING IN OPPOSITE DIRECTIONS

  • There were one million more people without health insurance in 2018 compared with a year earlier, and national healthcare spending hit a record $3.6 trillion last year, according to data released by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) last week. That $3.6 trillion works out to more than $11,100 per person in the U.S.

TCPA CLASS-ACTION FILED OVER COLLECTION CALLS MADE TO CELL PHONE

  • A class-action lawsuit has been filed alleging that Bank of America violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by making debt collection calls to individuals on their cell phone using an automated telephone dialing system after the individual had indicated he was being represented by an attorney.

THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN COLLECTING URBAN AND RURAL HEALTHCARE DEBT

  • For companies collecting on healthcare debt, the geography of that debt is becoming more and more important in determining how likely someone is going to be at repaying it, according to published reports.

EXPERTS SHARE INSIGHTS INTO TRENDING COMPLIANCE TOPICS

  • Click here to read this week’s Compliance Digest, sponsored by Applied Innovation. You’ll get insights and opinions from eight different compliance experts — David Kaminski, Michael Klutho, Brit Suttell, Helen Mac Murray, Laurie Nelson, Monica Littmann, Ethan Ostroff, and Jason Cover — discussing the impact of recent court cases and legislative updates. You’re not going to get that kind of varied perspective anywhere else.

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