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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Muhlenberg debt collection abuse?

Has there been any abuse in debt collection efforts for Plainfield's former Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center?

Rubin & Raine, the collection agency that pursued thousands of outdated or already-paid bills of former Pascack Valley Hospital patients, settled a complaint with the state's Attorney General (see here) last June, but Restore Muhlenberg activists are asking whether former Muhlenberg patients have been pursued by the same bill collectors in an unjust manner more recently than that.

The news story points out that there is a statute of limitations involved and Rubin & Raine agreed not to pursus Pascack Valley bills that predate September 19, 2002.

The Attorney General's settlement letter is posted online (see here).

If there are former Muhlenberg patients who are being pursued over bills incurred before 2002 or that have already been paid, they are encouraged to get in touch with Restore Muhlenberg activists Deborah Dowe (email her here) or Nancy Piwowar
(email her here).

-- Dan Damon [follow]

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