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The denial is the operative document for prima facie purposesAugust 24, 2015

AR Med. Rehabilitation v State-Wide Ins. Co., 2015 NY Slip Op 25287 (Civil Ct. Kings Co. 2015)

(1) “Neither the Court of Appeals nor the Second Department in Viviane Etienne addressed whether at trial, a medical provider could forgo evidentiary proof of its mailing procedure by relying upon its receipt of a denial form from the insurer. Prior to Viviane Etienne, the Appellate Term, Second Department found that a medical provider’s receipt of an NF-10 denial form from the insurer was sufficient to establish that the claim form was sent by the medical provider and received by the insurer”

(2) “In light of the above, the Court finds that plaintiff’s submission into evidence of the NF-10 denial is sufficient to establish that defendant received the claim. Plaintiff therefore established its prima facie case. As defendant did not present any witnesses to establish its defense, judgment is awarded to plaintiff.”

This goes beyond the NTA cases and the interrogatory cases.  I suppose it makes sense; if this is the case, then why bother with an NTA, subpoena or demanding interrogatories?

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