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New Jersey Association of ASCs Files for Injunction With Superior Court Over PIP Regulations

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On Tuesday, the NJAASC filed for an injunction of the New Jersey PIP Regulations in Superior Court, Appellate Division. This came after the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance denied their request for a stay of the regulations.

"We are confident that the Court will find merit in our arguments, and issue an injunction, as they did in 2007," says Jeff Shanton,chair of the Advocacy & Legislative Affairs Committee.

"We have been actively involved with this issue for well over a year, and while the Department has made some positive changes, overall the regulations remain unacceptable for our members, and the industry.

The firm of Brach Eichler is handling the legal issues, as they did in 2007, and has scheduled an important, informational presentation, to help physicians and centers better understand the legal proceedings and the impact of the regulations.

Read this urgent PIP alert for more details (pdf).

"I would urge all doctors and centers in New Jersey, not just our members, to attend this event," Mr. Shanton says. "ASCs and their doctor/owners who perform cases at these facilities have been specifically targeted by these regulations. As the only group or organization that has so far gone this route, ours will be what is heard by the Court, and it is important that providers understand our strategy and what is at stake for themselves and their practices."

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