Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Great Wall Acupuncture Continues to Control Fees Charged by Licensed Acupuncturists

With the comment period still open on the New York State Insurance Department's proposed amendment to Regulation 83 regarding licensed acupuncture fees, New York no-fault professionals know that most New York acupunturists continue to bill at and litigate over "prevailing geographic rates" for their services. 

Over at Arbiters of NY No-Fault, another legal blog of my law firm, my associate, Scott Mancuso, reports on two recent no-fault arbitration decisions in which the arbitrators adhered to the Appellate Term's holding in Great Wall Acupuncture, P.C. a/a/o Maria Gonzalez v. Geico Ins. Co., 26 Misc.3d 23 (App. Term, 2d Dept., 2009) that no-fault insurers "may use the workers' compensation fee schedule for acupuncture services performed by chiropractors to determine the amount which a licensed acupuncturist is entitled to receive for such acupuncture services".  Check out that post here.  

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