Car Insurers Must Pay 18,000 Michiganders’ Full Medical Bill (2)

Aug. 25, 2022, 6:53 PMUpdated: Aug. 25, 2022, 9:40 PM

Michigan auto insurers lost a key state court case Thursday that could have allowed the industry to slash in half many reimbursements for treating patients with long-term injuries from car accidents.

Insurers must fully reimburse providers caring for victims injured before a 2019 legal overhaul went into effect that capped the amount hospitals and doctors could be paid, a divided Michigan Court of Appeals ruled.

The ruling augurs an immense cost for the insurers if it stands. There are an estimated 18,000 patients requiring long-term medical treatment from car accidents, including those with limited or no mobility that require …

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