Daily Digest – December 5. Senate Bill Aims to Restrict Medical Debt Collections; Calif. Appeals Court Upholds Ruling for Creditor in RFDCPA Case

SENATE BILL SEEKS TO PLACE RESTRICTIONS ON MEDICAL DEBT COLLECTION

  • A bill has been introduced in the Senate that seeks to cap the interest rate that can be charged on unpaid medical debts, create a private right of action, and force providers to wait 180 days after a bill has been sent before engaging in “extraordinary” collection actions.
  • More details here.

CALIF. APPEALS COURT UPHOLDS RULING FOR CREDITOR IN RFDCPA CASE

  • A California Appeals Court has upheld a summary judgment ruling in favor of a creditor that was sued for violating the Rosenthal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, ruling that a medical service provider that uses an unaffiliated third-party billing service to collect payments for services renders does not meet the statute’s definition of “debt collector.”
  • More details here.

POLL REVEALS CONSUMERS’ FEELINGS ABOUT CFPB, DEBT COLLECTION ACTIVITIES, REGULATION F

  • While the fate of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau may rest in the hands of the Supreme Court, consumers of all political affiliations are in favor of the Bureau’s efforts to protect consumers from abusive and fraudulent financial products, according to the results of a poll that was released last Friday.
  • More details here.

EXPERTS SHARE CONTEXT ON CASES IMPACTING ARM INDUSTRY

  • Industry experts Abigail Pressler, Brit Suttell, Heath Morgan, Patrick Newman, Rick Perr, and Virginia Bell Flynn provide their perspectives and analysis of the legal and compliance trends shaping the ARM industry.
  • More details here.
  • This series is sponsored by Bedard Law Group

CAPIO HIRES JEFF STALLINGS AS SVO OF STRATEGIC & CHANNEL SALES

  • Capio, one of the largest healthcare asset management companies in the country, has named Jeff Stallings as its Senior Vice President of Sales.
  • More details here.

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