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Last month, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued its 2023 Annual Report on the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), which notes the CFPB’s activities and observations related to debt collection in 2022. The CFPB is continuing its trend of focusing its attention on medical debt.  

The CFPB claims that the collection, furnishing,

On November 6, 2023, the HHS Office of Inspector General published a new compilation of compliance guidance under the title General Compliance Program Guidance (GCPG) for the healthcare compliance community and other health care stakeholders. Consistent with the OIG’s April 24, 2023 announcement of its plan to issue modernized, improved, and accessible guidance, the 91-page document

Last month, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) kicked off a rulemaking process that, if enacted, would reshape the credit reporting and debt collection landscape and could have a detrimental effect on medical and dental providers’ bottom line.

As we previously noted, the CFPB, under director Rohit Chopra, continues to make medical financing and

Disregard your Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act obligations at your own risk. 

That’s the stark warning covered entities and business associates should take away from a recent settlement entered into by the nation’s largest publicly operated health plan and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights. Click here to

Brightree by ResMed (“Brightree”), a cloud-based management software platform for healthcare providers, has conducted its biannual interoperability survey, and issued its corresponding biannual Interoperability and Engagement Research Report. Most notably, and not surprisingly, 99% of the 400+ provider entities that were surveyed, said they are most likely to send patient referrals for post-acute care (PAC)

Federal regulators are focusing in on medical credit cards and financing plans and the roles that healthcare providers have in facilitating them.  The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) is a federal agency charged with implementing and enforcing federal consumer financial laws in effort to ensure markets for consumer financial products are fair, transparent, and competitive. 

This blog post was first published on the Fox HIPAA & Health Information Technology Blog. It covers a critical new rule proposed by the Office For Civil Rights to close loopholes in HIPAA with respect to reproductive healthcare. For questions or follow-up, please contact Elizabeth Litten, Esq. at

As states enact and enforce

Telehealth practitioners must take note of the DEA’s proposed rule making that would impact the way telehealth practitioners can prescribe controlled substances.

The Ryan Haight Act and the Proposed Rules

On March 1, 2023, the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (the “DEA”) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking that would provide a variation of flexibilities