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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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  • Russell Friedman & Associates submitted the following comments to the Proposed Ninth Amendment to Regulation 68

    Posted By Russell Friedman & Associates || 17-Jan-2019

    The implementation of the Proposed Ninth Amendment to Regulation 68 (“The Proposed Amendment”) would give the no-fault insurer the option to void the AOB when the no-fault insurer issues a denial for the patient’s failure to attend either an IME or an EUO. This would create a climate of extreme uncertainty that would detrimentally impact the patient, the healthcare provider, and ...
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  • Proposed Ninth Amendment to Regulation 68

    Posted By Russell Friedman & Associates || 19-Dec-2018

    On November 14, 2018, the New York State Department of Financial Services (“DFS”) published the Proposed Ninth Amendment to Regulation 68 (“Proposed Amendment”). [1] If adopted, the Proposed Amendment would give the no-fault insurer the option to void the assignment of benefits (“AOB”) when the insurer issues a denial for the patient’s failure to attend ...
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  • Russell Friedman & Associates Sponsoring Annual HFMA Region 2 Fall Institute Event

    Posted By Russell Friedman & Associates || 22-Sep-2018

    Russell Friedman & Associates, is thrilled 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, the HFMA will hold this event October 17 th -19 th at the Turning Stone Casino in Verona, NY. The motto of this incredibly informative event is “Imagine Tomorrow: Welcome to the ...
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  • Russell Friedman & Associates Sponsors Charity Golf Event

    Posted By Russell Friedman & Associates || 5-Sep-2018

    Here at Russell Friedman & Associates, we relish in the opportunity we have to give back to our community and make life better for everyone. To that end, we were extremely proud to be one of the sponsors of the 2018 Cohen Children’s Circle Golf Classic! The event, held on August 13 th in conjunction with the Northwell Health Foundation, sought to raise money to benefit the Cohen ...
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  • 3 Year Statute of Limitations for Motor Vehicle Self-Insureds

    Posted By Russell Friedman & Associates || 8-May-2018

    The New York State Court of Appeals ruled that when the party responsible for the payment of no-fault benefits is a self-insured entity, e.g. rental car companies, self-insured for-hire vehicles (taxis, black cars, limousines), and municipalities (New York City Transit Authority, Metropolitan Transportation Authority, a public bus line, etc.), then the three-year statute of limitations, set forth ...
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  • What is Med Pay and How Does It Work in New York State?

    Posted By Russell Friedman & Associates || 30-Mar-2018

    What is Med Pay and How Does It Work in New York State? Authored By: Erin S. Stamper Overview Medical Payment Coverage, also known as Med Pay, is optional automobile insurance coverage in New York State (“NYS”), which pays $5,000.00 to $10,000.00 per person, for medical, dental, and funeral expenses for both the insured driver and passengers of a motor vehicle involved in an accident, ...
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  • Russell Friedman & Associates is a proud supporter of the Springfest Auction & Raffle

    Posted By Russell Friedman & Associates || 19-Mar-2018

    Buffalo, NY Russell Friedman & Associates is a proud sponsor of the Springfest Auction & Raffle to be held this Thursday March 22, 2018 at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center Ballroom, 5:30pm-8:30pm benefitting ECMC celebrating their 100 years. About Russell Friedman & Associates: Comprised of dedicated, experienced, and skilled no-fault law attorneys who are committed to delivering ...
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  • The "8-Unit Rule"

    Posted By Russell Friedman & Associates || 6-Mar-2018

    While the 8.0 Relative Value Units (“RVU”) limit set forth in in Ground Rule 11 of the Physical Medicine Section of the Workers Compensation Board (“WCB”) Fee Schedule appears to allow multiple providers, with disparate skill sets, who are treating different conditions on the same date, to obtain reimbursement for the No-Fault benefits provided, the Firm anticipates that ...
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  • The Thirty Third Amendment to Regulation 83 and it's Impact on the Billing Processes of Out-of-State Medical Providers

    Posted By Russell Friedman & Associates || 7-Feb-2018

    The New York State Department of Financial Services (“DFS’) has finalized the Thirty-Third Amendment to Regulation 83 (the “33 rd Amendment”), which was published in the State Register on October 25, 2017 and will affect treatment rendered on or after January 23, 2018. Pursuant to the accompanying press release, the 33 rd Amendment is designed to “limit the amount ...
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