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Maurice Wutscher’s Shannon Miller Discusses New Guidance to Data Furnishers on How to Handle Medical Debt in Westlaw Today

April 1, 2022 — Maurice Wutscher attorney Shannon P. Miller has published an article, “Credit reporting agencies begin to roll out guidance to data furnishers on how to treat, report medical debt,” on Thomson Reuters Westlaw Today.

In the article, Mr. Miller discusses the guidance the three major credit reporting agencies are providing to data furnishers on how they should handle medical debt.

“As the [credit reporting agencies] have changed their policies and procedures, so too must the industry. Be sure that your compliance team is adjusting your policies and procedures regarding how medical debt is treated and data thereon furnished to be consistent with the … new directives. Furnishing data inconsistent with the … directives may potentially lead to consumer claims against such furnishers as well as consequences from the [agencies],” 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 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 Discusses Credit Reporting Agencies’ New Policy on Treating Medical Debt in Westlaw Today

March 29, 2022 — Maurice Wutscher attorney Shannon P. Miller has published an article, “Seeing medical debt in a new light, credit reporting agencies announce major change in how they will treat, report medical debt,” on Thomson Reuters Westlaw Today.

In the article, Mr. Miller discusses a statement from the three major credit reporting agencies that they are changing the way they will treat medical debt, with some of the changes to take effect this summer.

“Significantly, starting July 1, 2022, defaulted medical debt placed for collections and which has subsequently been paid will no longer be included in a consumer credit report issued by the three nationwide consumer reporting agencies…, diverging from what is permitted under the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1681c, which allows for delinquent accounts to be reported for up to seven years, whether it has been paid or not,” 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 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.

Webinar: Maurice Wutscher’s Donald Maurice and Eric Rosenkoetter to Parse New State Debt Collection Laws

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Donald Maurice

June 22, 2021 — Maurice Wutscher attorneys Donald Maurice and Eric Rosenkoetter will examine new state debt collection laws and their implications for creditors and collectors during a webinar Thursday, June 24 at 3 pm ET.

New laws in Maryland and Nevada are going to re-shape how debts are collected in those states, especially medical debts. But these laws are about more than just medical debts.

In this webinar, the panel will break down the laws and how they will impact creditors and collectors.

“What You Need to Know About the New Medical Debt Legislation in Maryland and Nevada, Even if You Don’t Collect Medical Debt” 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.

Eric Rosenkoetter provides defense and regulatory compliance counsel to financial services companies and advises businesses in data privacy and security matters. He has significant experience as a compliance and transactional attorney, providing strategic, business growth, legislative, compliance and regulatory advice to national corporations and trade associations.