SUPREME COURT TO HEAR ARGUMENTS IN TCPA COLLECTION CASE
- The Supreme Court on Friday announced it had granted a petition from the U.S. government to hear arguments in a Telephone Consumer Protection Act case regarding an exemption that allows companies collecting debts on behalf of the federal government to contact individuals on their cell phones using an automated telephone dialing system without needing to obtain prior consent to do so.
INSIGHTS FROM EXPERTS ON TRENDING COMPLIANCE TOPICS
- Click here to read this week’s Compliance Digest. You’ll get insights and opinions from 10 different compliance experts — Virginia Bell Flynn, Lauren Valenzuela, Dennis Barton, Mitch Williamson, David Kaminski, Judd Peak, Nicole Strickler, Kelly Knepper-Stephens, Porter Heath Morgan, and Chris Meier — discussing the impact of recent court cases and legislative updates. You’re not going to get that kind of varied perspective anywhere else.
REPORT ACCUSES MEDICAL COLLECTORS OF SUING WHEN THEY SHOULDN’T
- A published report blasts the credit and collection industry, especially those collecting medical debts, for suing individuals with unpaid debts that should have been covered by workers’ compensation insurance and infers that those doing the suing are knowingly taking the risk, expecting that the individual is not going to do anything other than pay the debt.
GROWING LEVELS OF BAD DEBT CAUSING MORE PROBLEMS AT RURAL HOSPITALS
- Higher health insurance deductibles are causing the amount of and debt at hospitals to pile up, but the problem is becoming especially difficult for rural hospitals, according to a published report. The issue for rural hospitals is two fold: one, people living in rural areas tend to have insurance policies with higher deductibles, leaving them with more bills that are owed by patients, and rural hospitals often end up at the back of the line when insurance companies are covering patient treatments.
RCM PROVIDER DISCLOSES SECURITY INCIDENT THAT PUBLISHED PATIENTS’ SSNs
- A revenue cycle management company has announced that it accidentally mailed invoices that displayed the Social Security numbers of the recipients of the invoices in the window portion of the envelope, instead of displaying the city, state, and ZIP code where the invoice was being mailed.
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