Crains Detroit Business: House speaker nixes effort to change payments for medical providers of car crash victims
House Speaker Jason Wentworth on Wednesday declared dead legislative efforts to change the 2019 auto insurance law he helped craft following months of pleas from medical providers that the law is putting them out of business.
Home health care companies and brain injury rehabilitation clinics contend a 45 percent cut in their reimbursement rates for post-acute care of car crash victims is economically unsustainable.
The cost controls are the centerpiece of a 2019 auto insurance reform law that required insurance carriers to reduce average premiums in exchange for lowering their payouts to medical providers for treating injured drivers. The reform was passed in an effort to lower Michigan’s auto insurance rates, which were among the highest in the nation.
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