Regulating Medical Debt Collection: A 2022 Review and Look Ahead

The COVID-19 pandemic created record amounts of unexpected medical debt for consumers, which only exacerbated the growing amount of delinquent medical debt. Even before the pandemic, federal and state legislators and regulators identified what they believed to be fundamental flaws in how medical services are billed and what understanding consumers have of their financial responsibility for these services.

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.

Federal Regulation of Medical Debt

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