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Proposed Changes to the 2020 WCB Fee Schedule

On July 3, 2019, the Workers’ Compensation Board proposed new fee schedule sections be established for Acupuncture, Physical Therapy, and Occupation Therapy. If the proposed changes are adopted, these providers will have their own section within the fee schedule containing CPT codes for billing services rendered to both Workers’ Compensation and No-Fault patients.    …

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What to Do After a Personal Injury Accident in Long Island

With millions of people living in Long Island, there’s always the risk of being injured by another person’s actions or negligence. Whether you get injured in a car wreck, on the job site or in the store while you’re shopping, injuries can happen anywhere at any time. You may suffer only minor scrapes and bruises,…

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Department of Financial Services Adoption of 2018 WCB Fee Schedule

UPDATE: On April 1, 2019, the 2018 New York Workers’ Compensation Fee Schedule will go into effect. Any chiropractor who treats Workers’ Compensation or No-Fault patients should be aware of the major changes and how this will impact them.   The Department of Financial Services has adopted Emergency Regulations (read in full below) regarding No-Fault…

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Prescribing Sleep

We’ve all heard the old adage “sleep is for the weak.” Turns out we were wrong. Sleep deprivation have real effects on our behavior. Arguably the greatest effects are seen everyday on our roads. Sleep deprivation can be measured when an individual receives less than seven hours of sleep. According to “Why We Sleep” one…

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Smart Phones-Dumb Choices

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s most recent statistics, in 2015 distracted driving crashes caused 3,500 fatalities and almost 400,000 injuries. While teens are four times as likely to engage in the dangerous behavior no one is immune. Distracted driving can be classified into three categories: Visual, Manual and Cognitive. While any activity leading…

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Another commercial vehicle crash on Long Island Parkways

“All westbound lanes of the Southern State Parkway were reopened Friday morning in Central Islip, State Police said. The lanes had been closed after a tractor trailer slammed into an overpass at 8:49 p.m. Thursday on the Manhattan Boulevard Bridge between exits 43A and 44 in Central Islip, troopers said. No one was hurt, they…

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TonaLaw Reflects on 17 Years of Helping the Injured & Wronged

The staff of TonaLaw, formally known as The Law Office of Thomas Tona, P.C., recognizes the fear and uncertainty faced by clients who are injured in accidents.  The firm’s credo is “We Fight For You,” capturing the spirit of founder Tom Tona, a lifelong Suffolk County resident, who, when not fighting for the underdog at…

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Staying Healthy and Practicing Self Care

National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) exists to inspire, educate and empower the public and providers about the importance of advance care planning. NHDD is an initiative to encourage patients to express their wishes regarding healthcare and for providers and facilities to respect those wishes, whatever they may be. The themes for NHDD week are: Monday…

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CRPS & RSD Injury Compensation

CRPS / RSD Debilitates Millions of Americans CRPS is a common injury type suffered from an accident throughout the United States and more specifically in New York. Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), also known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), is a chronic pain condition most often affecting one of the limbs or extremities – the arms,…

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5 No-Fault Collection Tips Healthcare Providers Need to See

When a patient comes to you, and they have been injured in an automobile accident, you will be dealing with more than just helping your patient.  Common concerns we hear from healthcare provides involve the following: Working with No-Fault Insurance companies, Independent Medical Examinations, Attorney Fees, Arbitration vs. Litigation, and the difference between an Authorization and…

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