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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

U.S. Airways v. McCutchen – Where Are they Now?

By: Chris Aguiar, Esq. The health benefits industry can feel like a whirlwind, especially for self-funded plans.  We always seem to be running around trying to figure out how to comply with the law, only to have it change and
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Bidding Against Themselves: $750K Air Ambulance Claim Adventure

By: Jason Davis I have a weird claim on my desk right now involving an Air Ambulance (AA) carrier that is billing a client $750K for a flight from the east coast to the west coast. It is not uncommon for an AA carrier to argu
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Keep Hands, Arms, Legs, and Feet Inside the Ride at All Times and Remain Seated Until the Ride Comes to a Complete Stop

By: Kelly Dempsey, Esq. The last 7 years have been a wild ride and it’s not quite over yet.  As noted in many other posts and articles, the rules will be changing under the new administration and in recent weeks we’ve seen a
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Health Insurance is NOT Health Care

By: Ron E Peck, Esq. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has provided its assessment of the American Health Care Act, and already Congressional would-be supporters of the law are jumping ship. The CBO’s analysis resulted in
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If I Can Change, So Can The Average American

By: Garrick Hunt I recently celebrated my two year anniversary at The Phia Group; an organization that two years ago I didn’t know existed. In my time here, I have learned a great deal about an industry, which should matter t
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ACA to AHCA… A Look Back on the Past 7 Years

By: Jen McCormick, Esq. Last Monday, the House Republicans finally had their chance to offer their version of a health care bill.  The American Health Care Act, or AHCA, noted as the repeal and replace measure of the current
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The Cost-Containment Carve-Out Compliance Conundrum

By: Jon Jablon, Esq. There is an interesting phenomenon happening in the self-funded industry today. Because medical costs are so exorbitant and arbitrary, many health plans have elected to use “carve-outs,” which are provisi
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Employer-sponsored Plans Should Prepare to be Taxed

By: Brady Bizarro, Esq. The latest news in the repeal and replace saga is that congressional Republicans are pushing to get a bill to the Senate by the end of this month. The ambitious timeline means that lawmakers and indepe
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It will be my pleasure to balance bill the patient $1.3 Million…

By: Jason Davis …Is what a Hospital VP of Accounts Receivable said to me when I called to discuss a reference-based pricing (RBP) claim that was referred to The Phia Group for handling.  Upon review, the health plan had issue
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