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Fee schedule is not precluded/ New Jersey FS discussionNovember 24, 2019

Excel Surgery Ctr., LLC v Metropolitan Prop. & Cas. Ins. Co., 2019 NY Slip Op 51843(U)(App. Term 2d Dept. 2019)

Well, this one has been written before, not in this manner.

” While plaintiff argues that defendant failed to establish that it had timely mailed its denial of claim form, 11 NYCRR 65-3.8 (g) (1) (ii), effective April 1, 2013 (see 11 NYCRR 65-3.8 [g] [2]), provides that “no payment shall be due for . . . claimed medical services under any circumstances . . . for those claimed medical service fees that exceed the charges permissible pursuant to Insurance Law sections 5108 (a) and (b) and the regulations promulgated thereunder for services rendered by medical providers” (see also Oleg’s Acupuncture, P.C. v Hereford Ins. [*2]Co., 58 Misc 3d 151[A], 2018 NY Slip Op 50095[U] [App Term, 2d Dept, 2d, 11th & 13th Jud Dists 2018]). As the services at issue were provided on February 9, 2015, defendant was not required to establish that it had timely denied the claim in order to preserve its fee schedule defense (see 11 NYCRR 65-3.8 [g] [1] [ii]; Precious Acupuncture Care, P.C. v Hereford Ins. Co., 58 Misc 3d 147[A], 2018 NY Slip Op 50042[U] [App Term, 2d Dept, 2d, 11th & 13th Jud Dists 2018])

(2) ”  Upon a review of the record, we find that the coder’s affidavit was sufficient to establish, prima facie, that defendant had fully paid the claim submitted by the New Jersey provider in accordance with the New Jersey medical fee schedule (see 11 NYCRR 68.6 [b], [c]) “

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