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Mich. House OKs $10M to stem losses for brain injury clinics

Michigan Legislature
Posted at 9:08 AM, Jun 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-25 09:08:49-04

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan House has voted to spend $10 million to help offset financial losses for rehabilitation facilities and attendant care providers bracing for rate cuts under the state’s auto insurance law.

The legislation was approved 95-13 late Thursday and sent to the Senate a week before the 45% reduction in insurance payments for post-acute services for people injured in vehicle crashes.

Lawmakers and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer slashed the reimbursements as part of a law to lower drivers’ premiums.

The aid would be available on a first-come, first-served basis to providers that document a “systemic deficit” due to the limits on charges.