Officials say changes are on the way to keep medical bills from weighing down credit scores.

FICO, the top credit score provider in the United States, is making changes to put less emphasis on medical debt. If the only unpaid debt on a credit report is medical debt, officials say the FICO score could jump as much as 25 points.

FICO will also start ignoring debts in collections that have...

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