I recently introduced legislation to encourage insurance providers to make prompt payment on personal-injury-protection-claims for medical and occupational therapy services. This two-bill package would amend the Insurance Code of 1956 to incentivize more timely payment of health professionals, who render treatment or occupational therapy to persons injured in an accident covered by personal injury protection insurance, by eliminating fee schedule caps on late payments and establishing a simple interest rate of 12% per annum on overdue payments. Physicians and therapists that render professional, life-sustaining services to patients who have been injured in vehicle accidents already struggle under an unreasonably low fee limit, they should not also have to carry the cost of the services they provide, for months, while awaiting payment by insurers.
It is my strongly held belief that the people of Michigan deserve to know how the state is spending the their money, but the current House Majority is using the budget process to strip important transparency measures and hide from accountability. Across our state, Michigan families are having to tighten their belts to deal with […]
In this edition of What’s Up, with Woz! we will be discussing the lengths to which the current legislative majority has gone to decrease transparency in the state budget. They have eliminated reports that require state departments to account for how public tax dollars are spent. For example, reports about the state’s: pension debt; road […]
This week, I introduced legislation to replace Michigan’s old Durable Power of Attorney statute with legislation based on the Uniform Power of Attorney Act laws that have been passed by 30 other states. The concept of a “power of attorney” was first incorporated into the Uniform Probate Code in 1969 to offer an inexpensive method […]
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