Every year, thousands of small claims and civil court cases are filed in South Dakota to collect medical debts. Many contain an itemized list of the medical procedures for which the provider is seeking payment, and that list is a public record. Online case records have made the thorny discussion of confidentiality more pressing for court administrators and collections agencies.
Online records pose privacy risks in medical-debt lawsuits
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