Michigan House speaker says no plans to change auto no-fault reform: ‘Time to move on’
Michigan House Speaker Jason Wentworth on Wednesday said there are no longer plans to alter the 2019 auto no-fault insurance law that has drawn criticism for cuts in payouts to health care providers.
Under the law, the fees medical providers could charge insurance companies for auto crash survivors were trimmed on July 1 to 55% of the charges in 2019 or 200% of the 2019 Medicare rate for Medicare-reimbursable services.
Medical providers and catastrophic crash survivors have sought changes since the law started to take effect in 2020, arguing the lower reimbursement rate makes it nearly impossible to continue providing services.
In a statement Wednesday to The Detroit News, Wentworth said he “spent an entire year looking at every idea that was proposed and working with our committee on options.”
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