Healthcare

More Healthcare Facilities Stopping Debt Collection Activities

A growing number of healthcare organizations are announcing that they are stopping all debt collection activities to help individuals suffering financially through the coronavirus pandemic. TRA Medical Imaging, which bills itself as one of the nation’s largest physician-owned imaging practices in the nation, serving 12 outpatient facilities in the Pacific …

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Idaho Gov. Signs Collection Bill Into Law

Idaho Governor Brad Little signed the Idaho Patient Act into law yesterday, which will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2021. The bill, which passed 49-20 in the state House and 32-1 in the Senate, attempts to crack down on what it deems to be “aggressive” collection of medical debts …

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Doctor to Pay $100k Fine For HIPAA Violations

A physician has agreed to pay $100,000 to settle a potential violation of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) with the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) in the Department of Health and Human Services because a business associate of the physician’s electronic health records company was blocking access …

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