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  • Liquidation of American Country Insurance Company and American Service Insurance Company

    Posted By Erin S. Stamper || 20-Aug-2020

    On August 11, 2020, a Liquidation Order was entered against both American Country Insurance Company (American Country) and American Service Insurance Company (American Service), two Atlas Financial Holdings Inc. (Atlas) Companies that specialized in insuring commercial drivers, including taxicabs, limousines, paratransit, and airport transit. [i] Pursuant to the Liquidation Order, all auto ...
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  • What is No-Fault and What Coverages Does It Afford in New York State?

    Posted By Erin S. Stamper || 27-Jul-2020

    With the increased rejection of billing by commercial insurers and government payers for treatment related in whole or in part to an auto accident, we are providing a brief primer on No-Fault insurance and the coverage that it affords to New York State insureds. No-Fault, also known as Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage, is a type of car insurance in New York State (NYS) that helps pay for ...
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  • Exclusions from No-Fault Coverage

    Posted By Erin S. Stamper || 27-Jul-2020

    With the increased rejection of billing by commercial insurers and government payers for treatment perceived to be related in whole or in part to an auto accident, we are providing a brief overview of what is not covered by No-Fault insurance. Specifically, the No-Fault insurer is not obligated to pay for treatment rendered to persons who have sustained injuries resulting from the following: ...
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  • Telemedicine-for Evaluation and Management Services-is Covered by No-Fault for Duration of the COVID-19 Threat

    Posted By Erin S. Stamper || 3-Apr-2020

    On March 16, 2020, the Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) promulgated amendments to the Workers’ Compensation Fee Schedule, permitting doctors, acupuncturists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, chiropractors, psychologists, and licensed clinical social workers to engage in “telemedicine” during the COVID-19 crisis. [i] The WCB promulgated these amendments ...
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  • Russell Friedman & Associates Remains Committed to Serving the Needs of Its Clients During the COVID-19 Crisis

    Posted By Russell Friedman || 23-Mar-2020

    I want to assure you that, as the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic situation challenges each of us, the Firm is prepared and continues to operate because the needs of its clients are of paramount importance. While the Firm has temporarily closed its offices in support of national efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19, the Firm’s attorneys and staff are working remotely, through a ...
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  • Implementation of New Fee Schedules for Acupuncture, Physical, and Occupational Therapy, and Amendment to Chiropractic Fee Schedule Delayed by the DFS Until October 1, 2020

    Posted By Erin S. Stamper || 13-Feb-2020

    On December 31, 2019, the New York State (NYS) Department of Financial Services (DFS) published in the State Register an emergency regulation (the 35 th Amendment to Regulation 83), making clear that the new fee schedule sections for Acupuncture, Physical, and Occupational Therapy, and the amendment to the Chiropractic Fee Schedule that were adopted by the NYS Workers Compensation Board (WBC) will ...
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  • Russell Friedman & Associates was Proud to Support this year's Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's Annual Gala

    Posted By Russell Friedman & Associates || 5-Feb-2020

    Niagara, NY Russell Friedman & Associates was a proud returning supporter of the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center’s Black-Tie Gala. This year it raised over $275,000 at its annual fundraiser, The Premier, held Saturday, January 18 at the Seneca Niagara Casino and Resort. This year’s event was co-chaired by Drs. Rajinder Bajwa & Simmanjeet Mangat and Dr. Marnie LaVigne and ...
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  • Maidstone Liquidation

    Posted By Erin S. Stamper || 3-Feb-2020

    On January 14, 2020, the Superintendent of Financial Services of the State of New York filed a petition with the Nassau County Supreme Court for an order placing Maidstone Insurance Company (“Maidstone”) into liquidation on two grounds: (a) the board of directors unanimously consented to the entry of an order of liquidation on August 7, 2019, and (b) Maidstone is insolvent within the ...
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  • Russell Friedman & Associates are Returning Sponsors at the HFMA Region 2 Fall Institute

    Posted By Russell Friedman & Associates || 9-Oct-2019

    Russell Friedman & Associates, are proud to announce we are once again an EXHIBIT II Sponsor at the Annual HFMA Region 2 Fall Institute event. Also known as the Healthcare Financial Management Association on October 9-11th at the Turning Stone Casino in Verona, NY. Russell Friedman & Associates is looking forward to participating in this educational event and are looking forward to seeing ...
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  • The New York State Workers' Compensation Board Proposes Acupuncture Fee Schedule Impacting No-Fault Providers

    Posted By Erin S. Stamper || 8-Oct-2019

    On July 3, 2019, the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) proposed new fee schedule sections for Acupuncture, Physical, and Occupational Therapy. If adopted, these changes would affect services rendered to New York State Workers’ Compensation and No-Fault patients on or after January 1, 2020. Acupuncture services would be particularly affected as follows: Licensed ...
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  • Russell Friedman & Associates Returning Sponsors Charity Golf Event

    Posted By Russell Friedman & Associates || 13-Sep-2019

    Russell Friedman & Associates were proud to be a returning sponsor for the Cohen Children’s Circle for a successful Golf Classic benefitting #CohenHeroes at Cohen Children’s Medical Center. The annual event raised more than $500,000 for Cohen Children’s research, clinical care, and Child Life initiatives. David M. Schiffer was the 2019 recipient of the Gary M. Sherman ...
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  • The New York State Workers' Compensation Board Increases Reimbursement Rates for Emergency Room Services for the First Time Since 1995

    Posted By Erin Stamper || 11-Jul-2019

    On May 1, 2019, the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board (“WCB”) adopted amendments to Subpart 329-3 of 12 NYCRR, updating and establishing fees for emergency room (“ER”) services, rural area outpatient clinics, hospital-based mental health clinics, and private psychiatric hospitals. The amendments increase ER reimbursement rates that were last updated in 1995, ...
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  • Russell Friedman & Associates is a Proud Supporter of ECMC Foundation 30th Springfest Gala

    Posted By Russell Friedman & Associates || 21-May-2019

    Buffalo, NY - Russell Friedman & Associates is a proud supporter of the 30 th Annual Springfest Gala. We were an Auction & Raffle sponsor held Thursday May 11, 2019 at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center Ballroom, benefitting ECMC’s new Level 1 Adult Trauma Center and Emergency Department. This Springfest Gala is the largest not-for-profit gala in Western New York, which drew over ...
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  • Russell C. Friedman Appointed Executive Vice Chairman of The Board at Hudson Regional Hospital

    Posted By Russell Friedman & Associates || 16-Apr-2019

    Russell C. Friedman, Founding Partner of Russell Friedman & Associates, has been appointed Executive Vice Chairman of the board at Hudson Regional Hospital in Secaucus, NJ. Hudson Regional Hospital is a new, premier hospital providing comprehensive care to Northern New Jersey. Their mission is to build a healthier community through exceptional care, sophisticated technology and knowledgeable ...
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  • Russell Friedman & Associates Was Proud to Support Niagara Falls Memorial Center's 15th Consecutive Annual Gala

    Posted By Russell Friedman & Associates || 28-Mar-2019

    Niagara, NY Russell Friedman & Associates was a proud supporter of the hospital's 15 th annual SOLD OUT black-tie fundraiser with almost 1,000 guests, held Saturday, January 12, 2019, at the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino, 5:30pm-8:30pm. This year honored Dr. Neil Dashkoff, director of the county’s first and only catheterization lab at the Heart Center of Niagara, located next to ...
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