Medical debt collection, a complex process and significant cause of personal bankruptcy, is receiving renewed attention because of the financial challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some health systems, including UW Health, Froedtert Health and Advocate Aurora, stopped such actions early last year as the pandemic hit, but it’s not clear how long the reprieve will last. “We will reevaluate our situation once (the federal government) declares we are no longer in a pandemic,” said Tom Russell, a spokesperson for UW Health, which stopped such lawsuits in late March 2020.