Collection Policy IRC(r)

The Hospital will not engage in any of the following actions ("Extraordinary Collection Actions" or "ECAs")

  1. Commencing any legal action to collect a bill from a patient(but this does not include filing of a claim in a pending bankruptcy proceeding)
  2. Reporting to a credit rating agency
  3. Deferring or denying services unless the patient prepays(unless the prepayment requirement is unrelated to the failure to pay a prior bill)
  4. Placing a lien on the individual's property(except liens permitted under state law upon judgements or settlement for personal injury related to the care provided)
  5. Attaching or seizing any individual bank account
  6. Garnishing wages