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Subject Number 046-1471 Temporary Suspension of Dr. George Peter Ackerman

Subject Numbers Regarding Health Provider Authorizations

Authorization No. 263256-0B

November 8, 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. George Peter Ackerman's authorizations to treat injured workers and perform independent medical examinations within the New York State workers' compensation system effective November 4, 2021. Dr. Ackerman's last known business addresses are:

NY Orthopedics
1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 100
Westbury, New York 11590

NY Orthopedics
130 East 77th Street
New York, New York 10075

NY Orthopedics
159 East 74th Street, 2nd Floor
New York, New York 10021

NY Orthopedics
200 West 13th Street, 6th Floor
New York, New York 10011

NY Orthopedics
800 2nd Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, New York 10017

The Chair's designee's investigation has revealed that, despite multiple written requests, Dr. Ackerman has failed and refused to provide the Board with proof of reimbursement for the sum of $6,511.85 to the injured worker's private health insurer, which sum having also been paid to Dr. Ackerman by the injured worker's workers' compensation insurer for the same treatment.

As a result of the foregoing, the Chair believes that Dr. Ackerman may be guilty of misconduct under WCL §13-d(2)(f) for the refusal to produce "any relevant book or paper concerning his or her conduct under any authorization granted to him or her under this chapter."

Dr. Ackerman is prohibited from rendering treatment and care to injured workers, from performing independent medical examinations, and from conducting reviews of records regarding variance requests pursuant to 12 NYCRR § 324.3(b)(2)(ii)(a), while his authorizations are temporarily suspended. Reports submitted by Dr. Ackerman for services rendered prior to November 4, 2021, are valid but are invalid for any services rendered on or after that date. Requests to cross-examine Dr. Ackerman for services rendered prior to November 4, 2021, 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.

Clarissa M. Rodriguez