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Fee schedule defense not substantiatedDecember 26, 2017

Adelaida Physical Therapy, P.C. v 21st Century Ins. Co., 2017 NY Slip Op 51808(U)(App. Term 2d Dept. 2017)

“Plaintiff properly argues on appeal that defendant failed to establish, as a matter of law, its defense that the fees charged with respect to the services billed under codes CPT 97010, 97110 and 97124 exceeded the amounts set forth in the workers’ compensation fee schedule therefor (see Rogy Med., P.C. v Mercury Cas. Co., 23 Misc 3d 132[A], 2009 NY Slip Op 50732[U] [App Term, 2d Dept, 2d, 11th & 13th Jud Dists 2009]). Defendant failed to demonstrate that it had used the correct conversion factor in calculating the reimbursement rate.  Consequently, the branches of defendant’s motion seeking summary judgment dismissing so much of the complaint as sought to recover for those services should have been denied.”

Again, the Court has not been favorable of adjudicating these types of disputes as a matter of law.

 

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