Jump to content

Merchants & Medical Collections/Experian


Recommended Posts

I have three accounts listed on my experian credit report since 2017 under collections from merchants & medical debt collection agency. I’ve been trying to have these removed for a while now with no luck. Any suggestions on how to get these removed? 

Link to post
Share on other sites

I assume they are medical accounts?? If so, what was the date of medical service??

Even if they are related to school loans this IS the correct forum if they are medical account debts.

 

Follow the guides;

https://whychat.me/GUIDEBOOK.html

https://whychat.me/GUIDE HIPAA PROGRAM.html

 

Start with the initial dispute letter to the CRAs ( after opting out and deleting old addresses)

https://whychat.me/hipaadisp.html

Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes, they are related to an old tuition balance I had at the school. No loans just an old balance. Thank you I am about to one these links and take a look at them now. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, KKP said:

Yes, they are related to an old tuition balance I had at the school. No loans just an old balance. Thank you I am about to one these links and take a look at them now. 

How did tuition become a medical issue?

Link to post
Share on other sites
10 hours ago, Why Chat said:

Schools can add student fees and expenses to the balances due-- including on campus medical bills.

BUT, such items are NOT tuition expenses. 

 

Classification of the debt is essential to know what comes into play just as knowing whether it is a State institution or private. 

Link to post
Share on other sites

The only thing that counts is how it is reporting on the OP's credit reports.

If it is displaying as a medical account then it can be deleted using the HIPAA letter program. If it is displaying as a student debt then it can not be disputed as a medical account.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 weeks later...

These accounts definitely aren't related to any medical services received by the university. As I have had none. Its strictly tuition. So far, Equifax and Transition have removed the accounts. Experian is the only agency that will not remove them. I have sent out the first step of the Why Chat series to Experian. Is there any additional advice?

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

If they are reporting as a medical account and the ONLY original creditor's name given is your university and you received no medical services on campus, then it is probably someone else's account.

 

If you have sent the initial dispute letter to Ex. and they have not deleted then the next step is to send the reporting CA the medical DV

https://whychat.me/ltrcavalhipaa.html

and send Ex the follow up dispute

https://whychat.me/ltrcavalhipaa.html#DISPUTE

Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, Why Chat said:

If they are reporting as a medical account and the ONLY original creditor's name given is your university and you received no medical services on campus, then it is probably someone else's account.

 

If you have sent the initial dispute letter to Ex. and they have not deleted then the next step is to send the reporting CA the medical DV

https://whychat.me/ltrcavalhipaa.html

and send Ex the follow up dispute

https://whychat.me/ltrcavalhipaa.html#DISPUTE

NOTHING has indicated they were reporting a medical account.  The only place medical seems to exist in this matter is as part of the company name.  OP admits there was no medical issue and said it was related to tuition. 

 

Just because a company has medical in its name does not mean that is all they are contracted to collect or all that they purchase to collect.  The corporate website even references educational collections...

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.




  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      183,036
    • Most Online
      2,046

    Newest Member
    PhDScholar
    Joined
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Guidelines