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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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