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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. 046-918

Temporary Suspension of Dr. Ahmed Ehab Elemam's
Authorization to Treat Injured Workers
Effective January 30, 2017

Authorization No. 199870-7W

Date: February 1, 2017

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. Ahmed Ehab Elemam's authorization to treat injured workers within the New York State workers’ compensation system effective January 30, 2017. Dr. Elemam's last known business address is 1A Whispering Ct., Dix Hills, New York 11746.

The Chair's designee's investigation has revealed that the New York State Department of Health, State Board for Professional Medical Conduct (BPMC) has issued Order # 17-015, wherein Dr. Elemam could not successfully defend against at least one of the acts of misconduct alleged, including that he inappropriately ordered electro-diagnostic testing for the right upper limb and both lower limbs, performed electro-diagnostic testing prematurely, inappropriately diagnosed a left C6-C7 radiculopathy, inappropriately diagnosed a right L5-S1 radiculopathy, inappropriately rendered an electro-diagnostic impression upon the NCV study of the lower extremity and/or failed to note limitations of the study, knowingly created the false impression, with intent to deceive, that the nerve conduction reports were based on genuine studies reflective of the condition of the respective patients, deviated from medically accepted standards in that he based his electro-diagnostic interpretation for patients on studies that were not, in fact, reflective of the conditions of the respective patients, and that he knowingly and/or grossly negligently billed no-fault insurance carriers for services performed by independent contractors, specifically medical testing companies with whom he contracted for the performance of NCV testing in violation of Department of Financial Services Regulation found in 11 NYCRR 65-3.11. This resulted in a Censure and Reprimand, that his license to practice medicine in New York State shall be limited to preclude him, either individually or through a professional corporation, from evaluating, treating or billing patients whose medical services are reimbursed through No-fault insurance, a $10,000.00 fine, and a three year probationary period, during which he may practice medicine only when monitored by a licensed physician, board certified in an appropriate specialty (“Practice Monitor”), and he shall successfully complete a continuing education program in an area to be specified by the Physician Monitoring Program of the Office of Professional Medical Conduct.

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

Dr. Elemam is prohibited from rendering treatment and care to injured workers while his authorization is temporarily suspended. Reports submitted by Dr. Elemam for services rendered prior to January 30, 2017 are valid, but are invalid for any services rendered on or after that date. Requests to cross-examine Dr. Elemam for services rendered prior to January 30, 2017, should not be denied due to the suspension of his authorization.

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.

 

Kenneth J. Munnelly
Chair