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Adam V. Russo, Esq. is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Phia Group LLC; an experienced provider of health care cost containment techniques offering comprehensive claims recovery, plan document and consulting services designed to control health care costs and protect plan assets. The Phia Group’s overall mission is to reduce the cost of plans through its recovery strategies, innovative technologies, legal expertise, and focused, flexible customer service.

Attorney Russo is also the founder and managing partner of The Law Offices of Russo & Minchoff, a full-service law firm with offices in Boston and Braintree, MA. Attorney Russo’s practice is devoted to representing employers, plan fiduciaries, third-party administrators and carriers in employment and employee benefits matters throughout the United States.

He is a frequent speaker and author on health care and employee benefits topics at webinars, conferences and seminars across the country. Attorney Russo’s industry leading blog, www.passionforsubro.com is regularly updated with news and information relevant to the entire healthcare industry.

Attorney Russo obtained a Juris Doctorate degree from Suffolk University Law School and a Masters Degree in Finance from the Frank Sawyer School of Management at Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts.  He also acquired an undergraduate degree from Suffolk University, where he double majored in Political Science and Public Relations. He was recognized by Suffolk University with the 2005 Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award.

Attorney Russo is the Contributing Editor to Thompson Publishing Group’s Employer’s Guide to Self-insuring Health Benefits.  He is on the Self-Insurance Institute of America, Inc. (SIIA) Board of Directors and is on the Board of Directors at JFS of Metro-West, a non-profit agency that provides social services, elder care, adoption services, and domestic violence assistance. Attorney Russo is admitted to the Massachusetts Bar, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Adam and his wife Kelly have two wonderful young girls named Soli and Maeve.  In addition to spending his spare time with his family and friends, Adam enjoys paddle boarding, swimming, jet skiing and watching his beloved Cleveland Indians baseball team

 

Recent Posts

It’s time for a wake-up call!

By: Jen McCormick, Esq. Healthcare has received so much attention over the past 10 years. Everyone has something to say about its current form, how comprehensive it should be, or who should be have a role in providing the cov
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Full Billed Charges: A Question of Geography

By: Jon Jablon, Esq. It is increasingly common within the self-funded industry for medical providers to demand full billed charges for non-contracted claims. As we know, no one is actually required to pay full billed charges
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Behind Closed Doors

By: Brady C. Bizarro, Esq. Anyone paying attention to national politics in the past six months knows that Washington has a problem with leaks; leaks from the White House, leaks from the intelligence community, and unsurprisin
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“Stay away from Back Surgery”: A Warning from NBA Coach Steve Kerr

By: Jason Davis Steve Kerr’s comments can be viewed as a warning for self-funded payers and their administrators to educate their members on the shortcomings of some surgeries which are extremely expensive and often unnecessa
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A Win for the Good Guys!

By: Chris Aguiar, Esq. Subrogation added another case to the win column last week when the 5th Circuit ruled in favor of a benefit plan’s reimbursement rights even though the Plan only had an SPD, and that SPD referenced anot
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The Rules of the Game are Still Changing

By: Kelly Dempsey, Esq. It’s clear the rules of the Health Care Reform game we’ve been playing for the last seven years are going to be changing.  If you’ve been living under a rock and haven’t heard about the ongoing debates
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Bite the Hand

By: Ron Peck, Esq. In case you missed it, there is a movement afoot.  It’s found some real purchase in California, but you hear rumblings everywhere.  A call for a single payer system.  Medicare for all.  I’m going to avoid d
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It’s Never Too Soon

By: Jen McCormick, Esq. Although the regulations may change, it’s important to begin thinking about plan changes for the upcoming plan year.  The specifics for compliance requirements may still be unclear, employers sho
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Dear Stop-Loss: A Ballad

By: Jon Jablon, Esq.   Author’s Note: Written in ballad meter, this can be sung to the tune of “Gilligan’s Island.”   You carriers are sometimes great, all flexible and fair; But sometimes you issue denials That mak
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