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New York State
Workers' Compensation Board
OFFICE OF THE CHAIR
328 State Street  Schenectady, New York 12305
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo


Subject No. 046-762

Temporary Suspension of Dr. Joseph Grossman’s
Authorizations to Treat Injured Workers and to Perform
Independent Medical Examinations
Effective April 22, 2015

Authorization No. 081056-4B

Date: April 23, 2015

Pursuant to Workers' Compensation Law Section 13-d(4), the Chair of the New York State Workers' Compensation Board has exercised his authority to temporarily suspend Dr. Joseph Grossman’s authorizations to treat injured workers and to perform independent medical examinations in the New York State workers’ compensation system effective April 22, 2015. Dr. Grossman's known business addresses are 6 Elizabeth Court, Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510; New York Medical & Diagnostic Center, 80-46 Kew Gardens Road, Kew Gardens, NY 11415; East Tremont Medical Center, 930 East Tremont Avenue, Bronx, NY 10460; NY Neuro and Rehab Center, 4470 Broadway, Suite 4, New York, NY 10040; and 340 South Broadway Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10705.

The Chair’s designee’s investigation revealed that that the Brooklyn District Attorney, United States Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General, New York City Human Resources Administration and the New York State Acting Medicaid Inspector General named Dr. Joseph Grossman in a multiple count indictment, alleging that between approximately October 1, 2012 and September 30, 2014, Dr. Joseph Grossman was involved in the fraudulent operation of medical clinics and/or the submission of fraudulent claims to Medicaid, Medicaid – managed health care organizations, and Medicare by offering low income individuals footwear, such as sneakers, shoes and boots, in exchange for the performance of medically unnecessary tests and procedures amounting to more than $6.9 million. The indictment alleges felony and misdemeanor charges against Dr. Joseph Grossman, including, but not limited to, Enterprise Corruption, Money Laundering in the First Degree, Scheme to Defraud in the First Degree, Health Care Fraud in the First Degree, Falsifying Business Records in the First Degree, Grand Larceny, Conspiracy in the Fourth Degree, Petit Larceny, and Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree.

Therefore, the Chair believes that Dr. Grossman may be guilty of misconduct, and that such misconduct would detrimentally affect the quality of care provided to injured workers.

Dr. Grossman is prohibited from rendering treatment and care to injured workers and from performing independent medical examinations while his authorizations are temporarily suspended. Reports submitted by Dr. Grossman for services rendered prior to April 22, 2015, are valid, but are invalid for any services rendered on or after that date. Requests to cross-examine Dr. Grossman for services rendered prior to April 22, 2015, should not be denied due to the suspension of his authorizations.

This suspension remains in effect until further notice. Any questions regarding the authorized lists should be referred to the Medical Director’s Office at 1 (800) 781-2362.

 

Robert E. Beloten
Chair