Medical Debt: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Andrea Tinianow, Chief Legal Officer and Tom Allen, Healthcare Director for Transparency Registry (TR), an online platform that tracks distressed consumer debt to ensure compliance with HIPAA and debt collection regulations, will be presenting. The presentation will explain the issues and opportunities related to medical debt, including the regulatory framework that serves as a backdrop to the discussion. The presentation will explore the options available to doctors and health care facilities regarding debt collection, delving into the advantages and disadvantages of each. This will not be a theoretical discussion. The presenters will discuss real world experiences and challenges involving medical debt.

1. Understand the regulatory issues surrounding medical debt.
2. Identify the options for healthcare providers that seek to collect and capture value from their medical debt.
3. Consider the advantages and disadvantages related to medical debt.