In GA, is there a monthly minimum amount, referenced by statute, which a patient may pay on a medical debt to avoid collections?

Asked 11 months ago - Buford, GA

I am seeking to find out if there is a monthly, minimum amount, referenced by GA statute or case precedent as a percentage or dollar amount, which a patient may pay on a medical debt in order to avoid collections. Or, if such a lesser amount may only be subject to negotiation and agreement by both the care-giver and the patient.

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  1. Scott Benjamin Riddle

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    Answered . No, that is a common myth for medical and other debts. Anything is general subject to negotiation and agreement by the parties.

  2. Kris K. Skaar

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    Answered . It is a common misconception that making small monthly payments can keep a creditor from referring a case to collection (or from filing suit).

    Payment terms are a matter of negotiation between the parties. So they may strike a deal with you, but no law requires them to.

    Skaar & Feagle, LLP maintains offices in Marietta (770 427 5600) and Decatur (404 373 1970), Georgia. The... more
  3. Matthew Scott Berkus

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    Answered . No.

    You owe the "full" balance. The provider is not "required" to entertain anything less than full payment. Sorry.

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