Healthcare

N.M. Gov. Signs Medical Debt Collection Bill Into Law

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham of New Mexico signed 50 bills into law yesterday, including one that aims to protect low-income residents of the state from incurring medical debts by preventing healthcare providers from placing collection accounts or filing lawsuits against certain low-income individuals, according to a published report.   The …

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Maryland Legislature Passes Medical Collection Bills

The Maryland Senate and House of Representatives each have voted unanimously to approve their own versions of a bill that affect how medical debts are collected, but opponents of the measure were able to get a key provision removed from the bills that would have established a threshold for which …

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Oklahoma Senate Passes Medical Collection Bill

The Oklahoma Senate has passed a bill that would prohibit healthcare providers from reporting unpaid debts to a credit reporting agency or placing them with a collection agency unless the patient was provided with a “good faith estimate” of the cost of the services prior to them being rendered. The …

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