Kerr Russell’s Dan Schulte contributes the article “Direct Claims for Payment from No-Fault Insurers” to the “Ask Our Lawyer” feature of Michigan State Medical Society’s Michigan Medicine (July/August issue). Dan serves as legal counsel for the Society and is a member and managing partner of Kerr Russell.
Here is the question which Dan addresses: “I often treat automobile accident victims. Getting any patient’s no-fault insurer to pay has always been a challenge. I understand this may be more difficult following the Covenant Medical Center v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company case. Can you please explain what was decided in this case and what it means for physicians owed money for their services provided to auto accident victims?” Click the above links for Dan’s response, including a summary of the case and his recommendations on how to operationalize the implications at the physician practice level (article also appears below).