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Subject Number 046-479 Changes to the List of Physicians and Providers Authorized to Render Services to Injured Workers Under the Workers' Compensation Law

Subject Numbers Regarding Health Provider Authorizations

March 6, 2012

Workers' Compensation Law §13-d(4) authorizes the Chair of the Workers' Compensation Board to investigate instances of misconduct and to temporarily suspend the authorization of any physician that he may believe to be guilty of such misconduct.

No person or entity shall render medical care or conduct independent medical examinations under the Workers' Compensation Law without such authorization by the Chair. WCL §13-d and §141 authorizes the Chair to remove from such authorized lists any physician, medical bureau, or laboratory that is disqualified from providing medical services. Such removal may be for a limited period of time (temporary suspension) or may be permanent (revocation).

Effective March 5, 2012 the following providers were temporarily suspended from the list of providers authorized to render medical services to injured workers.

Robert Della Badia, M.D. 140427-6W Temporary Suspension March 5, 2012
Sergey Gabinsky, M.D. 199910-1W Temporary Suspension March 5, 2012
Eva Gateva, M.D. 223744-4W Temporary Suspension March 5, 2012
Billy Nabil Geris, M.D. 203728-1W Temporary Suspension March 5, 2012
Zuheir Jamil Said, M.D. 248691-8W Temporary Suspension March 5, 2012
David Sanni-Thomas, M.D. 246692-8W Temporary Suspension March 5, 2012
Mark Allan Shapiro, M.D. 190231-1W Temporary Suspension March 5, 2012
Constantine Voytenko, D.C. C08974-0W Temporary Suspension March 5, 2012

It is important to note that medical reports submitted by providers who have been suspended from the list of those authorized to treat or examine injured workers are valid for treatment or examination prior to the effective date, but are invalid for any treatment rendered or examinations conducted on or after that date.

Any questions regarding the authorized lists should be referred to Health Provider Administration at 1-(800) 781-2362.

Robert E. Beloten