Little signs medical debt bill

POST REGISTER — Gov. Brad Little has signed a bill to put some limits on medical debt collection in Idaho. The Idaho Patient Act, which takes effect on Jan. 1, 2021, will require providers to submit a bill to a patient’s insurance or to the patient within 45 days of providing a service or discharging the […]

Idaho Patient Act is sent to the Governor

KIFI/KIDK — The Idaho Patient Act, HB 515, is on its way to the Governor’s desk. The Idaho Senate approved the bill on a 32 to 1 vote. The legislation, created with the encouragement of Idaho Falls businessman Frank VanderSloot, requires new requirements to protect patients during medical debt collection efforts. Read the full story […]

Medical debt bill passes Senate

POST REGISTER — A bill to put some restrictions on medical debt collection in Idaho is headed to Gov. Brad Little for his signature.  The Idaho Senate voted 32-1 Monday to pass the Idaho Patient Act, which already passed the House. Bill sponsor Majority Caucus Chairman Sen. Kelly Anthon, R-Burley, said it would help hardworking […]