Tag: medical fee schedules

September 15, 2017

MI House lawmakers’ new Fair and Affordable No-Fault insurance reform legislation a better way to preserve PIP benefits, legal protections for car crash victims

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August 1, 2017

Michigan No-Fault insurance beats out all the alternatives, including paying for all car crash medical expenses and lost wages due to injury or disability

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May 10, 2017

Detroit car crash victims who need No-Fault most will suffer the greatest harm under D-Insurance. Solution: a reasonable No-Fault medical-provider fee schedule

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May 5, 2017

Brandon Hewitt talks about lack of MCCA transparency, how vehicle repairs are really the huge driver of costs in appearance on WZZM-Grand Rapids news story

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March 15, 2016

D-Insurance is still a terrible plan that deserves to be dumped, but Detroit Mayor Duggan’s proposal for low-cost auto insurance should look at  provider fee schedules Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan’s “D-Insurance” Plan will not protect Detroiters from paying more for auto No Fault insurance. I discussed this last week when responding to The Detroit News …

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February 27, 2016

Here are some options based upon pending bills for No Fault medical fee schedules Yesterday, I wrote about some of the reasons why I’ve come to support a reasonable No Fault medical provider fee schedule. I believe this may be a big part to a solution that preserves our auto No Fault insurance system in …

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February 26, 2016

Medical fee schedules will preserve No Fault benefits, lower medical costs in auto accident cases, lower insurance prices, get doctors paid and combat fraud There’s  a lot of talk about “reforming” Michigan’s auto No Fault insurance system. Many of these ideas are simply give-aways to the already excessively profitable auto insurance industry. But there is …

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May 19, 2015

Reflections on provider lawsuits and medical fee schedules: Maybe $10,000 MRIs aren’t sustainable Don’t get me wrong. Our  No Fault auto insurance system is outstanding, and I wouldn’t trade it – or the life-saving protections  it provides to Michigan car accident victims – for anything. But I’m also a realist. And the reality is: The …

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February 28, 2014

Existing No Fault cost-controls ensure that auto insurers “pay no more than a reasonable charge,” as former Michigan Supreme Court Justice Clifford W. Taylor has said There is very little that I would probably ever agree on with former Michigan Supreme Court Justice Clifford W. Taylor.  To the public, he is best known as the …

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