FTC Settles Claims Against Medical Billing Provider for Inadequate Data Collection Disclosures

FTC Settles Claims Against Medical Billing Provider for Inadequate Data Collection Disclosures

On December 3, 2014, the Federal Trade Commission announced two administrative settlements with a medical Billing Provider,  PaymentsMD, LLC, and its former CEO, Michael Hughes, for allegedly misleading thousands of consumers who signed up for an online billing portal by failing to adequately disclose that the company would seek detailed medical information from pharmacies, medical labs, and insurance companies.

Billing Company Settles FTC Charges That It Misled Consumers Regarding Health Data Collection

Billing Company Settles FTC Charges That It Misled Consumers Regarding Health Data Collection

The Federal Trade Commission recently announced that it settled charges against a health billing company and its former CEO that they misled consumers who had signed up for their online billing portal by failing to inform them that the company would seek detailed medical information from pharmacies, medical labs and insurance companies.

FTC’s Focus On Patent Trolls Not Limited to Competition Concerns

By | Technology Law Source | November 19, 2014
FTC’s Focus On Patent Trolls Not Limited to Competition Concerns

The FTC sent a message to “patent trolls” earlier this month, though how well that message will resonate remains to be seen. On Nov. 6, the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection concluded its investigation into MPHJ Technology Investments, LLC’s practices involving its so-called “inquiry letters” by agreeing to accept a consent order.