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Subject Number 046-1055 Temporary Suspension of Dr. Robert Aldo Vaccarino

Subject Numbers Regarding Health Provider Authorizations

Authorization No. 170563-1W

April 13, 2018

Pursuant to Workers' Compensation Law Section 13-d(4), the Chair of the New York State Workers' Compensation Board has exercised her authority to temporarily suspend Dr. Robert Aldo Vaccarino’s authorization to treat injured workers within the New York State workers’ compensation system effective April 12, 2018. Dr. Vaccarino's last known business address is:

Brooklyn Nuclear Spect Imaging, P.C.
1435 86th Street
Brooklyn, New York 11228

The Chair’s designee’s investigation has revealed that on or about December 5, 2017, Dr. Vaccarino was charged in Brooklyn Supreme Court with enterprise corruption, and other crimes, in connection with an alleged scheme to defraud health care providers of approximately $146,000,000.

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

Dr. Vaccarino is prohibited from rendering treatment and care to injured workers while his authorization is temporarily suspended. Reports submitted by Dr. Vaccarino for services rendered prior to April 12, 2018 are valid but are invalid for any services rendered on or after that date. Requests to cross-examine Dr. Vaccarino for services rendered prior to April 12, 2018, 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.

Clarissa M. Rodriguez