D Lohr made this Official Information request to Accident Compensation Corporation
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From: D Lohr
Dear Accident Compensation Corporation,
1) If a ACC registered practitioner, treating ACC clients, is not paid for his services within a reasonable time frame, what are his available remedies to collect on such outstanding bills?
2) Is the provider entitled to interest on unpaid amounts? If so what would the interest rate be, or how would it be calculated?
3) Is the matter considered separate than that of an ACC client's benefit under dispute in that the provider is under a contract to provide services? Would the provider use the same process/venue for collections of amounts in dispute than, say, an injured patient trying to recover off-work pay?
4) Is payment of the registered treatment provider a part of the benefit to the injured ACC claimant? Or is it something else? Are they together or separate?
5) Would question 4 be in keeping with the Woodhouse Principles, or the legislation? Why or why not?
From: Daniel James
Accident Compensation Corporation
Dear Mr Lohr,
Please find attached an acknowledgement of your request for information.
Daniel James, Advisor, ACC
ACC/ Government Services/ Level 7 Justice Centre 19 Aitken St
PO Box 242 / Wellington 6011 / New Zealand / www.acc.co.nz
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From: D Lohr
Dear Daniel James,
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