Navigate the Maze: State-Specific Medical Debt Collection Laws

NCBA Legal Learning Webinar

Wednesday, May 29, 2024
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
Category: Webinars

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Are you confident navigating the ever-changing landscape of state medical debt collection laws?

Join subject matter experts, attorneys Leslie Bender and Audra Funk for a legal learning webinar designed to equip you and your creditors rights law firm with the latest knowledge on changing state-specific laws.

In this continuing legal education presentation, you'll gain insights on:

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  • State-by-State Nuances: There were more medical debt related pieces of pending state legislation this year than in recent memory. Dive into the intricacies of these new medical debt collection laws and how they could change your legal practice and procedures.

    Covered legal issues include:
    • Definition of medical debt
    • Shrinking statutes of limitations
    • Restrictions on medical debt credit reporting
    • Timing on litigation and reduction of post judgment options
  • Compliance Strategies: Explore strategies for assuring your firm operates within the legal boundaries of the FDCPA, FCRA and in accordance with state debt collection laws in which you practice.
  • Unique issues related to representing hospitals and other medical providers: Learn how in some states, lawmakers have established unique financial assistance expectations, state-specific medical debt disclosures and other mandated compliance standards prior to pursuing outstanding medical bills on behalf of your clients.

CLE is pending for this webinar.

CLE Information

National Creditors Bar Association is a national provider of legal educational content. NCBA’s goal is to provide its members with as many opportunities as possible to earn Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits. Some NCBA webinars state that they are pending approval. If a webinar is pending approval, it means that NCBA’s education staff is awaiting confirmation of approval for CLE credit from the accrediting body of a particular state; it should be noted that individual states have different response and approval rates. NCBA expects that the course will be approved for the credit amount and type listed, but approval is not guaranteed. An attorney can still take the course at their own discretion, though.

It is not uncommon for a course which is pending approval to not be approved until after the webinar has taken place. Once an official decision notice arrives from the state, NCBA will notify attorneys who have completed the course as soon as possible via email, and will re-issue any certificates of completion to reflect the updated state reporting numbers. However, it is recommended that attorneys do not view webinars that are pending approval close to their CLE deadline, as NCBA cannot guarantee that a course will be approved in time.

National Creditors Bar Association will seek MCLE accreditation, with the assistance of the ABA MCLE, for this webinar. NCBA will seek General CLE credit hours in 60-minute-hour states, and in 50-minute states, subject to each state’s approval and credit rounding rules. States typically decide whether a program qualifies for MCLE credit in their jurisdiction 4-8 weeks after the program application is submitted. For many live events, credit approval is not received prior to the program. A link for CLE requests will be provided to webinar attendees who have met the attendance and engagement requirements.