The National Consumer Assistance Plan (NCAP) has been making big waves in the area of credit report accuracy. As a reminder, the initiative, started by the three consumer credit reporting companies – TransUnion, Experian, and Equifax – aims to ensure the most accurate credit reports possible. For more information about the NCAP, check out our previous blog post or visit their website.
One of the plan’s reforms focuses on combating the inaccuracies in credit reports that are caused by medical debt. In a study by ACA International, called “The Role of Third-Party Debt Collection in the U.S. Economy”, of the debt collected by third party agencies, 38% was medical. With such a large market in medical debt, the changes that the NCAP has instituted will prove to be significant.