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Holding of Afewerki v. Anaya Law Firm Group helps define what mistakes are “material” pursuant to the FDCPA

In Afewerki v. Anaya Law Firm Grp., 9th Cir., 15-cv-56510, 8/18/17, a law firm named Anaya Law Group filed suit in state court in an attempt to collect an alleged unpaid credit card debt owed by a consumer, Afewerki. The initial complaint overstated both the debtor’s principal sum due and applicable interest rate by $3,000 […]

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What if an insurer sends money due to your practice or facility directly to your patient?

Florida’s HMO statute requires HMOs to pay healthcare providers directly for treatment billed by the provider for services rendered to the HMO’s member. Florida, however, cannot issue such an edict or requirement for out of state plans or PPOs.  As a result, one of the most common complaints that we hear from providers is that […]

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Is your practice ready for 2018?

After several years of living under the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), providers now know that the enrollment period (November 1, 2017 through December 15, 2017) will have an untold impact on their practice for 2018. Last year, in Florida, Molina became a juggernaut through the healthcare exchange by maximizing the number of new patients they […]

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