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Webinar: Maurice Wutscher’s Donald Maurice to Speak on Medical Debt Laws and Regulations

Donald Maurice

March 25, 2024 — Maurice Wutscher attorney Donald Maurice will give an update on medical debt collection and credit reporting laws and regulations during a webinar Wednesday, March 27 at 1 pm ET.

A growing number of states are working on legislation aimed at solving the problem of medical debt. Some states are banning medical debts from appearing on credit reports, others are limiting the interest that can be charged, and some are making it more difficult for healthcare providers and collectors to collect on a debt. This does not appear to be a problem that is going to go away anytime soon.

In this webinar, the panel will discuss the state of affairs with respect to medical debt laws and proposed legislation.

“An Update on Medical Debt Collection & Credit Reporting Laws and Regulations” is being presented by AccountsRecovery.net. To register for the complimentary webinar, click here.

Donald Maurice represents the financial services industry, successfully litigating matters in appellate and trial courts throughout the country in individual and class actions and guiding businesses, trade associations and financial services companies nationwide in regulatory and compliance matters including data privacy and ethics. He has been retained as counsel for amicus curiae in the U.S. Supreme Court and in U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals, and frequently testifies before state legislatures. Mr. Maurice is outside counsel to RMAI, a regent of the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers, and a fellow of the ABA’s American Bar Foundation. He has been named to Thomson Reuters’ list of New Jersey Super Lawyers and is peer-rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, the worldwide guide to lawyers.

Maurice Wutscher’s Shannon Miller Takes a Closer Look at Medical Debt and How It Is Being Regulated in Westlaw Today

Shannon Miller

Jan. 17, 2023 — Maurice Wutscher attorney Shannon P. Miller has published an article, “Regulating medical debt collection: A 2022 review and look ahead,” on Thomson Reuters Westlaw Today.

In the article, Mr. Miller discusses the record amounts of medical debt created by the COVID-19 pandemic. That coupled with “flaws in how medical services are billed and what understanding consumers have of their financial responsibility for these services” led to more regulatory activity of medical debt in 2022.

“Last year saw an influx of federal and state regulation aimed at what information must be conveyed to consumers in anticipation of the provision of medical services as well as restrictions on the collection of medical debt. Expect more activity in 2023,” he writes.

To read the full article, click here.

Shannon P. Miller is a principal attorney in Maurice Wutscher’s Pennsylvania office, where he focuses his practice on various aspects of financial services law with an emphasis on consumer financial services litigation. He has successfully represented healthcare and financial institutions and law firms across the country for claims filed under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, and various state consumer protection statutes.

Maurice Wutscher’s Shannon Miller, Keith Wier to Speak on Medical Debt Regulation at ACA Int’l 2022 Fall Forum

Keith Wier
Shannon Miller

Oct. 25, 2022 — Maurice Wutscher attorneys Shannon P. Miller and Keith Wier will discuss the latest policy and regulatory developments in the treatment and reporting of medical debt and how to remain compliant at ACA International’s 2022 Fall Forum on Nov. 4 in Chicago.

In their talk, “Medical Debt and the Ever-Changing Regulatory Landscape,” the speakers will examine the recently enacted No Surprises Act as well as new state laws and regulations targeting medical debt collections and the CFPB’s position on medical debt collection and credit reporting. They also will discuss how the CRAs have modified their policies in response to the CFPB’s guidance and how these changes may affect an agency’s ability to stay compliant with collections and reporting of medical debt.

For more information and to register click here.

Shannon P. Miller is a principal attorney in Maurice Wutscher’s Pennsylvania office, where he focuses his practice on various aspects of financial services law with an emphasis on consumer financial services litigation. He has successfully represented healthcare and financial institutions and law firms across the country for claims filed under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, and various state consumer protection statutes.

Keith Wier focuses his practice on the defense of individual and class action suits under state and federal consumer statutes, professional liability defense, and compliance issues for members of the collection industry. He has substantial experience defending collection agencies, law firms, debt buyers, and creditors in consumer litigation in Texas and is certified as a specialist in Consumer and Commercial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.