The Legislative Process – A view from the Inside

Every two years or so, we hear how “special interests” are running Salem (or Washington D.C.) and neglecting the “common people”, and we need to … Continue reading

Major Changes in Credit Reporting Announced

The three national Credit Reporting Agencies (CRA’s, aka credit bureaus, Equifax, Experian, Trans Union) announced they will not report medical debts for 180 days on … Continue reading

Where Obamacare and ICD-10 Collide

The Affordable Care Act, or more commonly known as ACA or “Obamacare”, continues to put pressure on providers and employers with respect to insurance coverage’s, … Continue reading

Fair Isaac Corp. Announces Change to FICO Credit Scores

Fair Isaac Corp., a San Jose based company and producer of the FICO credit score, announced August 6th they will no longer calculate paid medical … Continue reading

Can Southern Accept an Account if Workers Comp is Invloved?

We recently had a discussion regarding the Oregon rules for accepting accounts that may or may not be involved in a workers compensation claim, and the ending … Continue reading

Keyword “Compliance”

The collection business is much more complicated than most people know, and it is getting more complex all the time.  And that is not necessarily … Continue reading

My ex has to pay that! My divorce decree says so!

Perhaps you have been in the middle of a divorce yourself and spoke these words.  Maybe you’ve heard this while trying to get payment from … Continue reading

News10 Gets Half a Story

I received a call from a reported for News10 this week, asking for some help on how things can work when garnishing a bank account.  … Continue reading