ON DEMAND: Know Your Rights About Medical Bills

Class recorded October 24, 2022 

As the nation recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, many individuals and families are burdened with medical debt, whether as a direct result of COVID-19 infection or because of loss of income and inability to pay medical bills. In this class, learn your legal rights regarding medical debt, and receive tips and best practices for paying, settling, or otherwise addressing debt owed to medical providers.

Class covers:

  • How to prioritize medical bills vs. other types of bills you owe
  • What collectors of medical debt can and cannot do, including limits on credit reporting
  • When and how to try to settle your medical debt
  • Correcting medical billing errors, and protections against “surprise” medical bills
  • Is bankruptcy a good option?

Although you can listen to the class from various kinds of devices, you will need video to view the speaker(s) and any presentation materials and the ability to type on your device and use Zoom to ask questions or use the chat features.

Presented by:

Shelly Tsai, Attorney, Neighborhood Legal Services, (https://nlsla.org/)

Michael Massmann, Attorney, Neighborhood Legal Services, (https://nlsla.org/)

LA Law Library does not provide legal advice: LA Law Library does not provide legal advice.  LA Law Library provides legal resources and assistance with legal research as an educational service.  The information presented in this program is not legal advice and is provided solely as an educational service to our patrons.  For legal advice, you should consult an attorney.

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