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, 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

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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The Guilty Shall Remain Nameless – Yet I shall Shame Them… Again

By Tim Callender, Esq. In this second installment of “The Guilty Shall Remain Nameless” I can’t help but think back to an encounter I had with a walk-in clinic in Las Vegas, Nevada. Now… it’s worth noting that any walk-in cli
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4 main tenets of the GOP’s ACA replacement plan

By Emily Rappleye House Republicans gathered Thursday to discuss a policy memo detailing their ACA replacement plan, according to The Washington Post. While the meeting put many rank-and-file members at ease, they said the de
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15 things to know about Stark Law

By Ayla Ellison Enacted more than two decades ago with the simple purpose of curbing physician self-referral, Stark Law has evolved into a complex set of regulations, which some argue impede efforts to transition away from a
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Healthcare Need Not Be a Headache

By: Christopher Aguiar, Esq. My PCP is a great doctor, but I hate visiting him. I only live 2 minutes from his office, but somehow, my quick visits usually turn into long excursions. Luckily, I’ve educated myself, understand
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S B C, It’s as Easy as 1, 2, 3… Don’t Forget the NEW Template

By: Kelly Dempsey, Esq. The new Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) template is applicable for plans that have open enrollment periods beginning on or after April 1, 2017. If there is no open enrollment period, it applies
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House G.O.P. Leaders Outline Plan to Replace Obama Health Care Act

By ROBERT PEAR and THOMAS KAPLAN WASHINGTON — House Republican leaders on Thursday presented their rank-and-file members with the outlines of their plan to replace the Affordable Care Act, leaning heavily on tax credits to fi
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