Milwaukee, WI asked in Collections for Wisconsin

Q: In a medical practice, if I have patients sign a billing policy indicating these details, can I then charge them

Them , should they go to collection, the collection fee I would be charged, in addition to their paying the bill owed?

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1 Lawyer Answer

Sarah Lynn Ruffi

Answered
  • Collections Lawyer
  • Wausau, WI
  • Licensed in Wisconsin

A: It depends what details are included in your billing policy. Presumably, your patients would be individual so the transactions would be covered by the Wisconsin Consumer Law, which imposes limits on what a consumer can be charged. For example, you cannot charge reasonable attorney fees to collect a consumer debt. You should have your billing policy reviewed by an attorney to make sure that you are not violating the Wisconsin Consumer Law.

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