Case management services are a very important part of the recovery and rehabilitation for a person injured in a serious motor vehicle accident. The services are provided by a case manager, who is typically a nurse or a vocational rehabilitation counselor with both medical knowledge and an understanding of the Michigan no-fault insurance system.
What Do Case Managers do for Auto Accident Victims?
Case managers help the accident victim with coordinating medical care with multiple doctors and clinics, scheduling doctor appointments, and helping the patient with home modifications. They also help with making physician referrals, arranging transportation, delivery of medicines, and other important ways to assist in the patient's recovery.
Who Pays for Case Management Service Benefits?
These important services are a part of the medical benefits that you are entitled to receive under the Michigan No-Fault insurance laws. The no-fault insurance company is responsible for paying these benefits. There is no limit on the amount of case management services that you can receive.
The only limitation is that the case management services must be reasonable and necessary for your care, recovery, and rehabilitation. You are entitled to receive these case management service benefits for the rest of your life as long as it is necessary. They bills are paid directly to the company providing you the services.
Can I Choose my Own Case Management Service Company?
Yes. You have the absolute right to choose your own case management services company. If the insurance adjuster appoints a company for you, you can "fire" the company and hire your own. You want a case management company that has your best interests in hand, not the interests of the insurance company.
How do I Submit a Case Management Services Benefit Claim?
Your case management services claim must be written and submitted to the insurance adjuster assigned to your claim. Usually, case managers will send their reports and bills directly to the insurance adjuster. The adjuster should issue payment directly to the case manager or case management company.
Is there a Time Limit for a Case Management Services Benefit Claim?
The bills for case management services should be submitted to the insurance at the end of each calendar month. If your insurance company refuses to pay your case management services benefits, your only option is to file a lawsuit against your insurance company. The lawsuit within one year of the date on which the last unpaid No-Fault benefit was incurred. The case management company can also file its own clam against the insurance company to demand payment.
Contact a Michigan Case Management Services Lawyer
For more information about your rights regarding Michigan No-Fault case management services benefits, call us now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our Michigan No-Fault insurance lawyers. You can also fill out the form in the Get Help Now box and submit it for an attorney to review. We will be in contact with you shortly after to discuss your case.
Our attorneys will represent you under No Fee Promise, meaning that there are no legal fees whatsoever unless you receive a settlement. We pay all case costs and expenses. If your case is unsuccessful for any reason, you owe us nothing! We put that in writing for you.