State Rep. Ryan Berman on Thursday supported a spending plan to help maintain health care for automobile accident victims.
“I am glad the House is taking action to help auto accident victims, but changes beyond this stopgap funding are necessary to maintain uninterrupted care for injured patients,” said Berman, of Commerce Township. “I will continue seeking a viable, long-term solution to preserve essential health services.”
The House of Representatives on Thursday approved Senate Bill 28 with bipartisan support. The proposal would create a Post-Acute Injury Provider Relief Fund to support health care providers administering care for crash victims at a loss due to legal limits on reimbursement from auto insurance plans.
Berman recently introduced a more comprehensive plan to ensure providers receive fair reimbursement for treatment or rehabilitation of accident victims. Under his House Bill 4992, an annual market survey would be used to determine the maximum reimbursement for services that currently have a reimbursement limit calculated as a fraction of a provider’s 2019 price. Berman serves as majority vice chair of the House Committee on Insurance
After Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced a plan supposedly to help law enforcement, state Rep. Ryan Berman said her proposal was a similar, but weaker version of a plan Berman and fellow representatives proposed earlier this year.
State Rep. Ryan Berman today testified before the House Oversight Committee in support of his bipartisan plan to make governmental agencies and employees civilly liable for failing to address sexual misconduct.