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Mike Bevel

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insideARM.com

Mike Bevel is an Editor for insideARM.com. You can follow him on Twitter: @MikeBevel_iA. You can also email him about Charles Dickens, Shannen Doherty, Angela Lansbury, and "Murder, She Wrote." He lives, laughs, and loves in Rockville, Maryland. He is terrified of whales.

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Crucial Compliance Conversations for Every Hospital CFO

The following is an excerpt from Ontario Systems‘s latest white paper, “Seven Crucial Compliance Conversations for Every Hospital CFO.” Crucial Conversation #2 “Do we credit report? If so, should we stop?” On December 11, 2014, the CFPB conducted a field hearing in Oklahoma City on medical debt collection practices and the relationship between those practices and […]

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Seven Crucial Compliance Conversations for Every Hospital CFO

With alarming frequency, patient complaints are making their way up the chain through both for-profit and nonprofit hospitals – all with the support, and in some instances, encouragement, of the Federal government. Hospitals and their service providers are under the mistaken assumption their operations are flying below the CFPB’s radar. Unfortunately, nothing can be further from […]

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In Writing: What the New West Virigina Updates Mean for Debt Collectors

West Virginia had once been described as one of the most treacherous states within which to conduct debt collection business. Collection agencies were frequently sued by consumers for contact after the consumer alleged to have retained an attorney. Some updates to the West Virginia Consumer Credit Protection Act, however, could offer both clarity and protections for collection agencies.

Due Diligence

What Are Collection Agencies Doing About Due Diligence?

Compliance professionals, no doubt, are doing a lot of “I Told You So!”s. Their’s is among the toughest jobs in the industry: they’re not a profit-maker and they almost always have a hundred reasons why a collection agency can’t do something that the owner is convinced will make more money. So is the latest from the CFPB enough to get collection agency owners’ and operators’ attention?

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Obama, Republicans, in Legislative Tug-of-War Over Over CFPB Reform

We can expect to hear more rhetoric from both sides in the ramp-up to the 2016 presidential elections. Democrats will want to focus the conversation on consumer protections — from reforms in debt collection to reforms in lending (specifically, yesterday’s story about payday lending). Republicans will focus largely on what they see as a regulatory body with no supervision, and will likely frame the conversation in terms of a need for smaller government.