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Watts Guerra LLP

August 20, 2013 09:07 ET

Mikal Watts of Watts Guerra LLP Reports Updating Findings on Texas Prompt Pay Act

Law Firm Watts Guerra LLP's "Prompt Pay Claims Resolution Group" Continues Work to Help Texas Healthcare Providers Collect Statutory Remedies for Late Payments From Insurance Companies

SAN ANTONIO, TX--(Marketwired - Aug 20, 2013) - The Texas Prompt Pay Act lawyers of Watts Guerra LLP now represent over 10,000 medical providers across Texas with regard to late payments by insurance companies. Since the firm's work with prompt pay law began, it has filed 175 arbitrations on behalf of Texas medical providers large and small, settling 61 cases with 114 presently in suit.

From working with medical providers across varying specialties and in divergent geographic locations throughout Texas, Watts has seen trends emerge.

"Insurance companies systematically pay clean claims late, unnecessarily deny coverage for clean claims, and in doing so violate Texas law. The Texas Prompt Pay Act mandates monetary damages when insurers pay late, and protects providers from retaliation." - Mikal Watts

Watts Guerra LLP's Texas Prompt Pay Claims program now blankets all regions of Texas, as the lawyers represent numerous medical providers in every geographical area of the State. Additionally, the firm's client pool is varied, as it successfully handles prompt pay claims for some of the largest medical providers in the State of Texas across the spectrum of different specialties. Texas Prompt Pay clients include hospitals across the State ranging in size from over 3,000 active beds to as few as 18 active beds, pharmacy chains employing hundreds of pharmacists, family-owned pharmacies with a single pharmacist, and physicians groups in practice areas ranging from anesthesia and cardiology to optometrists and physical therapists.

While other law firms have followed their lead, Watts' firm remains the industry leader and the only firm with proprietary, automated software to analyze large amounts of billing data on a 7-14 day turnaround.

Mikal Watts and his firm are proud to handle the largest prompt pay case docket in Texas, and the country. The prompt pay lawyers of Watts Guerra LLP encourage medical providers, including doctor groups, hospitals, pharmacies, and more, to investigate potential claims against large insurance companies. Statutes of limitations are already running; therefore, medical providers lose money they are legally entitled to recover each day they do not speak to an experienced prompt pay lawyer to file their claims. Visit www.promptpayclaims.com for more information.

About Watts Guerra LLP:
Watts Guerra LLP, a nationally recognized powerhouse legal team, formed the Texas Prompt Pay Claims Resolution Group to help healthcare providers throughout the state collect statutory damages from insurance companies. The team now represents more than 10,000 medical providers.

About Mikal Watts:
Mikal Watts is a 46 year-old Texas lawyer, one of only a very small percentage of trial lawyers Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Mr. Watts has received several awards and accolades, including selection to Texas Super Lawyers ever year of the award's existence, 2003-2013. Watts is a native Texan, born in Corpus Christi and currently living and working in San Antonio. 

Watts Guerra LLP has handled hundreds of thousands of commercial litigation, product liability, mass action, personal injury and now Texas prompt pay claims, and has won some of the most significant legal victories in American history. For more information about Watts Guerra LLP, please visit our Website, find us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter.

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