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Subject Number 046-1458 Temporary Suspension of Dr. Alexander Varona Baldonado

Subject Numbers Regarding Health Provider Authorizations

Authorization No. 271367-5W

October 5, 2021

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. Alexander Varona Baldonado's authorization to treat injured workers within the New York State workers' compensation system effective October 5, 2021. Dr. Baldonado's last known business address is:

119-05 08th Road
Kew Gardens, New York 11415

The Chair's designee's investigation has revealed that on or about May 26, 2021, Dr. Baldonado was charged with six counts of health care fraud for allegedly billing Medicare for services that he never provided, among other charges.

Therefore, the Chair believes that Dr. Baldonado may be guilty of misconduct, and that such misconduct would detrimentally affect the quality of care provided to injured workers. Dr. Baldonado is prohibited from rendering treatment and care to injured workers, and from conducting reviews of records regarding variance requests pursuant to 12 NYCRR § 324.3(b)(2)(ii)(a), while his authorization is temporarily suspended. Reports submitted by Dr. Baldonado for services rendered prior to October 5, 2021, are valid but are invalid for any services rendered on or after that date. Requests to cross-examine Dr. Baldonado for services rendered prior to October 5, 2021, 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