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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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  • 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 submitted the following comments to the Proposed Ninth Amendment to Regulation 68

    Posted By Erin S. Stamper || 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 Rule Making for Charges for Professional Health Services

    Posted By Russell Friedman & Associates || 16-Nov-2016

    Rumors always abound on what action the State of New York would take to preserve the benefits available under PIP (No Fault), where other states have higher reimbursement rates that this state. The Department of Financial services has now answered this. Please note that this proposal is, in part, a reaction to complaints made years ago regarding the reimbursement being sought by New Jersey ...
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  • Upcoming Event: HFMA No-Fault Seminar

    Posted By Russell Friedman & Associates || 20-Oct-2016

    The Western New York Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association will be holding a No-Fault Seminar on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at the Hilton Garden Inn Buffalo Airport, located at 4201 Genesee Street in Cheektowaga, New York. Attorney Russell C. Friedman of The Russell Friedman Law Group, LLP will discuss New York State’s no-fault laws and the various challenges posed to ...
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  • Upcoming Event: HFMA Region 2 Fall Institute Convention

    Posted By Russell Friedman & Associates || 18-Oct-2016

    The Healthcare Financial Management Association will be hosting its Annual HFMA Region 2 Fall Institute Convention from Wednesday, October 19, 2016 to Friday, October 21, 2016 at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino, located at 5218 Patrick Road in Verona, New York. The Russell Friedman Law Group, LLP are co-sponsors of this event. This event will discuss a number of current issues and challenges ...
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  • Have You Been Advised by GEICO Insurance Company That a Bill Was Not Received? If So, Your Hospital Is Not Alone.

    Posted By Russell Friedman & Associates || 9-Oct-2015

    The law firm of Russell Friedman Law Group, LLP is representing hospitals, in which payment, correspondence or denial has not been received from GEICO Insurance Company. GEICO utilizes a remote location in Frederickberg, Virginia as an address for the submission of hospital bills related to no fault coverage afforded in New York State. It is believed that the mail center in Frederickberg, ...
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  • Are You Wasting Time and Effort on Stale, Unanswered and /or Unpaid No Fault Billing?

    Posted By Russell Friedman & Associates || 6-Oct-2015

    Let’s face it, no fault billing is a pain to deal with. And not just the billing, but the unnecessary follow up, the calls, the requests, all leading not to a payment, but a denial. To make matters worse, it is a paper system and the rules for appeal are different than any other class of insurance you deal with. Being a specialized coverage, finding competency in the staff being asked to ...
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  • Welcome Post

    Posted By Russell Friedman & Associates || 24-Sep-2015

    New York No-Fault Insurance Attorneys We at Russell Friedman Law Group, LLP would like to welcome you to our blog. We firmly believe that helping our clients be well-informed about their rights and options increases the chances that their cases will be successfully resolved. Our New York no-fault insurance attorneys bring decades of experience to each case they handle. Our approach to no-fault ...
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