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.