No one ever wants to be injured in an auto accident. However, dealing with the aftermath may sometimes be just as stressful when you don’t know what to expect. For example, a common question we hear is, “What is a chiropractic medical lien?”
Medical liens are a common practice for auto accident chiropractors treating injured patients.
A medical lien allows you to receive chiropractic treatment without paying for it up front, until your claim is settled with the third-party insurance carrier, your own MedPay or Uninsured Motorist.
With a medical lien, it legally requires the insurance carrier to “recognize” our bills in addition and separately from other settlements on your claim such as “pain and suffering” and “vehicle-property damage.”
Without a chiropractic medical lien, the insurance carrier will not recognize your medical bills, making you solely responsible for payment.
You will receive a Certified Letter notifying you that a lien has been filed. The mail carrier will come to your door for a required signature.
If at anytime you have questions about our auto injury care, please call our clinic directly and we will be happy to assist you.