Following the assessment of viable no-fault patient accounts is the decision to pursue or not to pursue litigation. There is no bright-line test to indicate whether a provider should or should not proceed on a given account. Case by case assessments dictate the course of action. Consider this: while a denied or underpaid account of $100 may, on its own, not be worthy of pursuing, it is an entirely different assessment if it is one of several hundred when, combined with others, makes litigation a worthy course of action. Add to it no-fault interest and no-fault attorney fees and suddenly, a minor write-off has turned into an improved bottom line.

Authored by L. Page Graves.