Yesterday the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama affirmed the lower court’s decision in favor of the defendant in the case of Mahala A. Church v. Accretive Health, Inc. (Case No. 15-15708, United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit) A copy of the case can be viewed here. The Appellant […]
MDHBA, the Medical-Dental-Hospital Business Associates, will host its Annual Conference Oct. 27-28, 2016, at the Loews Annapolis Hotel, Annapolis, Maryland. The event features programming tailored for the healthcare accounts receivable industry.
New mandatory credit bureau reporting process changes that had been announced earlier this year will become effective this Wednesday, June 15. The three major credit bureaus issued a memo in March, stating that the purpose is to provide consumers more transparency. The bureaus established the plan in conjunction with several states’ Attorneys General. New requirements […]
MUNCIE, Ind. – Ontario Systems, a leading accounts receivable management (ARM) and healthcare revenue cycle management (RCM) technology and services provider, has hired two industry leaders in healthcare RCM, Shawn Yates and Mike Mullins. Continuing its growth from 2015, Ontario brings in new healthcare talent to continue building the most robust RCM team for the […]
As part of an ongoing investigation, Propublica published a lengthy article by Paul Kiel titled For Nebraska’s Poor, Get Sick and Get Sued. The article discusses the practice of use of litigation to collect delinquent healthcare accounts in the State of Nebraska. It is clear that Mr. Kiel spent a considerable amount of time researching the story before publication. The story is less than flattering to the debt collection industry.
NASHVILLE, Tenn., — Frost-Arnett today announced it is relocating its headquarters to a new Nashville address in August that more than doubles the space of its current downtown office. Frost-Arnett, a leader in the Accounts Receivable Management for the healthcare industry, will move from its 16,000 square-foot downtown headquarters on James Robertson Parkway to a […]
ROUND ROCK, Texas ― Waypoint Resource Group, an outsourcing provider of key accounts receivable management (ARM) services, today announced its official launch, along with a suite of solutions focused on improving credit payment outcomes and relationships between companies and consumers. Waypoint is an affiliate company of TG, a long-standing, well-respected federal student loan guarantor and government contractor […]
Two attorneys — one for collections, one for consumers — talk through urgency channels, convenience fees, and due dates. It’s another example of how language that, on the surface, seems helpful and clarifying for a collection agency, can also be seen as deceptive, by a consumer attorney, to the Least Sophisticated Consumer.
NORCROSS, Ga. – Hollis Cobb Associates announces its acquisition of Healthcare Financial Services, located in Jackson, Mississippi. This represents Hollis Cobb’s fifth acquisition in the past three years as they continue their national leadership as outsourcers of the revenue cycles within the healthcare provider market. This acquisition is significant as it represents the largest deal […]
Late last week Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) introduced the Medical Debt Relief Act. The legislation would prevent medical debt from damage consumers’ credit scores after it has been paid off or settled. They argue that, as opposed to credit card debt or loans […]