We get a lot of questions about liens; how they work, how they are calculated, how they should be sent, and more. However, one mistake that we see regularly is sending the lien electronically. Watch the video to learn more!
The Illinois Chiropractic Society now offers a lien calculator for members in addition to our downloadable lien form! This video discusses the factors that go into the lien calculations as well as the new calculator tool.
A lien is a legal claim against specific property. A health care lien is a claim against monetary proceeds in an injury case. The Illinois health care lien law refers to individual health care licensees as “health care professionals” and to facility health care licensees as “health care providers.” The law allows health care professionals, such as physicians and other health care professionals, and health care providers such as hospitals, to assert liens for service billings against personal injury monies to be paid to the patient by a negligent party.
Does Illinois law permit health care providers to file and enforce health care liens for services to minor patients (persons under 18 years of age) who have been injured in negligence cases? The short answer is “yes,” as recently confirmed by the Illinois Supreme Court.