Medical Billing, Medical Payment Products and Debt Collection Litigation
NCBA Legal Learning Webinar
Recently, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) held a hearing on medical billing and collections, with a focus on medical payment products, such as medical credit cards and installment loans. The event featured CFPB Director Rohit Chopra and leaders from the CFPB, partner agencies, and organizations discussing their concerns created by specialty financial products that patients utilize to pay for medical care. Regulators' focus on medical billing, medical debt collection and other considerations highlight the critical need for creditor rights law firms to understand every aspect of the process to prevent severe legal and reputational risks.
In this webinar, subject matter experts, attorneys John H. Bedard, Jr. of Bedard Law Group, P.C. and Jared Buchanan of Faber & Brand, LLC will provide a road map to effectively navigate the complex world of medical billing, medical debt recovery and litigation.
The program will:
- Explain the regulations around first party and third-party medical debt collection, including the CFPB’s Regulation F, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) and state debt collection laws.
- Review how medical debt collection laws vary by state across a range of critical areas, including communicating with consumers, disclosing debt information to third parties, statute of limitations and providing the right to dispute.
- Review of the benefits, challenges and legal issues created by medical payment products and medical service credit cards.
- Reveal the missteps that could cause regulatory scrutiny or even defending legal actions.
- Explain the obligations of credit reporting agencies and how delinquent medical debt is treated on credit reports.
CLE is pending for this webinar.
Please note: the date of this webinar changed from August 9 to August 17.
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