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The SIMPLE Steps to Removing Medical Collections From Credit Reports

By: Daniel Rosen March 29, 2022

Medical debts are the number one cause of bankruptcy and financial hardship in America.

BUT…what if I told you there’s a secret to removing medical debts from credit reports?

You see, medical collections are a HUGE problem for anyone trying to repair credit. 🚑🚑🚑

 

We've all received unexpected bills from a hospital or a clinic and wondered why insurance didn't cover it, right? 

And sometimes these bills can be HUGE, and most normal people like you and me have a hard time paying them.

Unfortunately, this isn't a debt that just goes away if you don't pay it... 

No, medical providers will SELL THE DEBT to collection agencies. And they’ll do it for pennies on the dollar. Then the collectors add interest, and they harass you for the full payment and often double or even triple report the same account to the credit bureaus! 😤😤😤

It's a TERRIBLE system, and it hurts a lot of people…

BUT as a #CreditHero, there are secret ways to fight back…AND WIN!!!

And today, I'm going to share exactly how to do it…

According to the Department of Health and Human Services, if debt to a medical facility goes unpaid, they have the right to take measures to collect the debt, including…selling your personal information to a debt collector!

BUT, here’s the good news

The information that can be provided to the debt collector is very, very limited. They can only share your:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Social Security
  • Date of Birth 
  • Payment History
  • The location/name of the facility where you were treated

That's it!

They absolutely CANNOT share the nature of your treatment or the details of procedures with your debt collector. This includes:

  • Paperwork or bills that disclose medications you've taken
  • Ailments or diseases you may have been diagnosed with or treated for

Now, how does this help you remove medical debt from credit reports? 

If a collection agency provides you with ANY of these private details, they are in direct violation of HIPAA regulations, and they face SEVERE fines

See, the main purpose of HIPAA is to prevent ANYONE from abusing our personal health information. And HIPAA regulations affect collection agencies if they’re dealing with medical debt.

In fact, collection agencies must sign a HIPAA Business Associate Agreement to indicate that they will comply with HIPAA regulations involving protected health information. 

In order to collect a medical debt, collection agencies do not need ANY of that detailed information about your health and medical history!

Collection agencies are also responsible for making sure that any protected health information that they receive is secured from unauthorized access. 

So, how do you use HIPAA to delete medical collections?

It's easy! 

Important Tip: Remember, you should always grab the low-hanging fruit first and dispute the collections with the credit bureaus. Sometimes that is all you need for easy deletion. If you’ve already tried that, the next step in the Basic Disputing process - covered in CRC’s Basic Disputing Course - is to demand validation. You can use the validation letters available in your Credit Repair Cloud library and wait for the response. 

If the debt collection agency responds with too much of your client's personal information or ANY details of medical procedures performed, then it's time to put them on notice!

How do you do that? 

You use the Validation of Medical Debt letter - the HIPAA request letter included in your Credit Repair Cloud. 

This is a powerful letter, and it works very well to scare the bejeezus out of the debt collectors because you are essentially threatening them with a lawsuit for HIPAA violations. 

And you can usually convince collection agencies to delete the account if they have violated HIPAA laws! This is a great tactic that often results in immediate deletion. But at the very least, even if they don't delete the collection from your client's credit report, you will likely be able to use the violations as a strong negotiating point to go after a paper deletion deal. 

So, that's it! All it takes are the right letters and tactics. 

You can take the power away from the collection agencies and put it back into the hands of the people that they're trying to hurt.

Now, if you don't have a Credit Repair Cloud account, go sign up for a FREE 30 day trial at 

CreditRepairCloud.com/FreeTrial

When you sign up for the FREE trial of Credit Repair Cloud, you’ll get access to our proven and effective methods for: 

  • Verification
  • Disputing Accounts
  • Sending Warnings
  • Being Persistent with Reinvestigations
  • Interventions
  • Filing Complaints
  • Demanding Validation

And a ton of other real strategies that actually get you results…

I'm offering that certification course for FREE inside our Credit Hero Challenge, where I will hold you by the hand as you launch your very own credit repair business in just a couple of weeks! 

And it costs less than you'll spend to take your family to McDonald's for dinner tonight.

To join the challenge and get that FREE Disputing Course, go to CreditHeroChallenge.com.

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It’s an amazing program that has helped tons of Credit Heroes get their first clients, get certified in disputing, and gain confidence in knowing they are launching their credit repair business on a solid foundation that allows them to grow and scale FAST! 

We’re starting the next challenge in just a few days, so SIGN UP NOW at CreditHeroChallenge.com!

So, keep an eye out for those HIPAA violations…and keep changing lives!

 

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Transcript

Daniel Rosen  0:00  

Hey, credit heroes. Today I'm going to show you how to remove medical collections. See medical collections, they are a huge problem for anyone trying to repair credit. Now we've all received unexpected bills from a hospital or a clinic and wondered why our insurance didn't cover it. And sometimes, these bills can be huge, and most normal people like you and me have a hard time being able to pay them. Unfortunately, this isn't a debt that just goes away if you don't pay it, no medical providers, they sell the debts to collection agencies for pennies on the dollar. And then the collector adds interest and harasses you for the full payment. And often double, or even triple reports the same account to the credit bureaus. It's a terrible system and hurts a lot of people. But as a credit hero, there are secret ways to fight back and win. And today, I'm going to share with you exactly how so you better stick around. So the big question is this, how can we take our passion for helping people with their credit and turn it into a successful business without taking loans without spending a fortune by bootstrapping it from nothing? So we can help the most people and still become highly profitable? That is the question, and this podcast will give you the answer. My name is Daniel Rosen, and welcome to credit repair business secrets.

 

Okay, before I dive into the secrets of removing medical collections, I gotta tell you, this podcast is brought to you by credit heroes score, the only credit monitoring service that's integrated into Credit Repair Cloud 2.0. And I love this part. Every episode, I am featuring one of our credit heroes inside our Credit Repair Cloud Facebook community so that you can see firsthand what real people are doing as they launch and grow their business. And today's spotlight goes to Tay T man who recently did our Credit Hero Challenge. And he posted this just a few days ago in our community showing 16 negative items deleted from a credit report. And he wrote this. I am pretty excited. Me and my business partner faith Perry. We recently joined the CRC team and launched our credit repair business. We did a soft launch three weeks ago, and we already have 10 paid paying clients and it gets better. After a first round dispute. I have had 16 items deleted from a client's profile. This feeling is amazing. And I just want to give a shout out to the CRC founder. Hey, that's me and the staff for all the knowledge material and support. It truly does pay off. Daniel, I will see you in the millionaire's club. Wow tape team man, congratulations. That is amazing. With results like that, you're going to have some really, really happy clients. And I know that I'm going to be seeing you in the millionaire's club soon. And if you're out there watching and if you'd like to know more about the credit hero challenge, which is the training programme that Tay T men took visit creditherochallenge.com. Okay, let's get into this. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, if debt to a medical facility goes unpaid, they have the right to take measures to collect the debt including selling your personal information to a debt collector. But the information that can be provided to the debt collector is very, very limited. They can only share your name, address, social date of birth, payment history, and the location and name of the facility that you are treated in. And that's it. They absolutely cannot discuss the nature of your treatment or details of procedures to that collector. This includes paperwork or bills that disclose medications you've taken ailments or diseases you may have been diagnosed with or treated for. So, in short, if a collection agency provides you with any of these details, they are in direct violation of HIPAA regulations and they face severe fines. And that my friend is your secret to removing medical debts from credit reports. See The main purpose of HIPAA is to prevent anyone from abusing our personal health information and HIPAA regulations. They affect collection agencies if they are dealing with medical debt. In fact, they must sign a HIPAA Business Associate Agreement to indicate that they're going to comply with HIPAA regulations that involve protected health information. In order to collect a medical debt. collection agencies do not need any of that detailed

 

information about your health and medical history. collection agencies are also responsible for making sure that any protected health information that they do receive is secured from unauthorised access. So how to use HIPAA to delete medical collections. It's easy, of course, you should always grab the low hanging fruit by disputing the collections with the credit bureaus first. And sometimes that is going to result in an easy deletion. Now, if you try that, the next step is to demand validation. And you can use the validation letters in your credit repair Cloud Library and wait for the response. Now, if the debt collection agency, if they respond with too much of your clients personal information, or any details of medical procedures that were performed, then it's time to put them on notice. And for that you use the validation of medical debt, the Kipper request letter that's also included in your credit repair cloud. Now, this is a really interesting letter. And it works very well to scare the bejesus out of the debt collectors because you're essentially threatening them with a lawsuit for HIPAA violations. And you can usually convince any collection agency to delete the account if they have violated HIPAA. And this is a great tactic that often results in immediate deletion. And at the very least, even if they don't delete the collection from your clients credit report, you will likely be able to use this as a strong negotiating point to go after a pay per deletion deal. So that's it with the right letters and tactics, you can take the power away from the collection agencies and put it back into the hands of the people that they are trying to hurt. Now, if you don't have a credit repair Cloud account, sign up for a free 30 day trial at credit repair cloud.com/free trial. And if you want to learn our proven and effective methods that we teach for verification, disputing accounts, sending warnings, being persistent with three investigations, doing interventions, filing complaints, demanding validation, and a tonne of other real strategies that actually get you results. Well, I'm offering that certification course for free inside our credit hero challenge, where I will hold you by the hand as you launch your very own credit repair business in just a couple of weeks. And it costs less than you'll spend to take your family to McDonald's for dinner tonight. To join the challenge and get that disputing course, go to credit hero challenge.com. And if you're finding value in this podcast, be sure to click below to subscribe and turn on notifications so you don't miss a thing. And if you're feeling extra kind, leave a review, give me a thumbs up because I can use all the help I can get and leave a comment or ask a question because I read each and every one of them. And I will see you in the next episode. And until then be a credit hero and keep changing lives. 

 

Hey everybody, it's Daniel again. And really quick. I'd like to invite you to join what I believe is the best thing we have ever created inside the Credit Repair Cloud Community. And it is a challenge that we call the Credit Hero Challenge. If you're just planning out your business, or you're just getting started, and you dream of having a successful business of your own. So you can quit your nine to five and fire your boss and have financial freedom or so you can add another revenue stream to your existing business. If that's your dream, you need to get into this challenge. We created this challenge to help you to create and launch your very own credit repair business to build a proper foundation for a really successful business. This challenge is going to help you to understand the strategy, the tactics and all the things you need to be successful. Credit Repair. It really is the greatest thing we have ever built, and it will change your life. So I recommend you do it right now. Stop everything, pause this audio, go online and go to creditherochallenge.com That's creditherochallenge.com and join the next challenge. And there's a challenge that starting in just a few days, so go get started right now at creditherochallenge.com

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