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California Medical Debt Reporting Bill

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California’s government wants to stop medical debt credit reporting.

California is the latest state that is looking to stop healthcare providers from credit reporting medical debt, taking away a valuable tool providers use to recover their revenue.

California Senate Bill 1061 contains several proposals that would impact healthcare providers, including:

  • Healthcare providers should not provide information regarding a patient’s medical debt to a credit reporting agency.
  • Healthcare providers should include a provision in any contract entered into with a collection agency that prohibits the reporting of any information regarding a patient’s medical debt to a consumer credit reporting agency.
  • Credit reporting agencies should not accept, store, or disclose any information concerning a medical debt.

The California medical debt reporting bill, which was introduced back in February, was reviewed by the California Senate Judiciary Committee in a hearing on April 2.

If the California medical debt reporting bill advances and becomes law, California would join New York and Colorado as states with medical debt laws on the books.

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