Collecting debt from a person who is available is quite different from collecting debts from a person who cannot be traced. Now, what the debt collecting partner will do is called skip tracing. They basically sit with all the details even the related one to trace the patient out. In this article, we are going to discuss how skip tracer process is helpful in collecting debts.
Consider the time:
It is not proper to take help of the debt collectors as soon as the bill is sent back to the clinic. Rather waiting a little is necessary. But as time passes it must be considered as a bad debt. Such cases are usually handed over to a debt collection agency after 90 days marking it as a bad debt. Now, tracing the patient and collecting the money is the responsibility of the debt collecting partner.
Work process of finding out the patient:
Once the case is handed over to the agency they start their job. They sit with all the details the clinic has about the patient and starts verifying them. After this they take help of online databases and online resources. They basically search for phone number or addresses related to the patient. These online sources are frequently updated. Thus these sites may contain information about death, bankruptcy, change of address and financial information. This process helps to find the present address, phone number and status of the patient.
Rules and regulations:
Many rules and regulations are controlling the industry of debt collections Australia. A debt collection firm must know about all the federal laws. Different states have different set of rules. The agency must comply with both of them. If the patient has moved to certain other state, the agency must abide to the laws of that state also part from the state they have the licence in.
During the process, privacy must be respected. No agency should disturb any acquaintances of the patient. Using social media accounts is also a breach of privacy.