Healthcare

Anthem Called Out for Unpaid Claims

One of the largest health insurance companies in the nation is under increasing scrutiny from hospitals over allegations that it is not fully paying out claims and inappropriately denying others. Hospitals across the country are no longer contracting with Anthem over the issues, according to published reports. When claims are …

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Va. Gov. Vetoes SOL, Debt Collection Bills

The governor of Virginia has vetoed two bills related to medical debt collection, although there may be enough voted in the state legislature to override both vetoes, according to published reports. One bill, introduced by state Rep. Nadarius Clark, would have lowered the statute of limitations on medical debts to …

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White House Announces Medical Debt Crackdown

The White House yesterday outlined an aggressive plan to crack down on “malicious” and “predatory” billing practices related to medical debts, including holding debt collectors “accountable for harmful practices,” while also pledging to have the medical debts forgiven for more than half a million low-income veterans. The announcement is the …

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CFPB ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ About Medical Debt Credit Reporting Changes, But Chopra Questions Whether CRAs Went Far Enough

While expressing cautious optimism for “certain aspects” of the recent announcements from the three major credit reporting agencies regarding how they will handle medical debts, Rohit Chopra, the Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau raised a number of issues and continued to ramp up the rhetoric with respect to …

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