Health Providers Do Not Have a Direct Claim Against No-fault Insurers

Written by Joseph Collison on . Posted in Legal Updates

Healthcare providers do not possess a statutory cause of action against no-fault insurers for recovery of personal protection insurance benefits under the no-fault act. This conclusion does not mean that a healthcare provider is without recourse; a provider that furnishes healthcare services to a person for injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident may seek payment from the injured person for the provider’s reasonable charges. Additionally, an insured may assign his or her rights to past or presently due benefits to a healthcare provider. MCL 500.3143.

Covenant Med Ctr, Inc v State Farm Mut Auto Ins Co.  Decided May 25, 2017. Michigan Supreme Court Docket Number 152758.