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Subject Number 046-884 Voluntary Resignation of Dr. Howard Katz's Authorizations to Treat Injured Workers and to Perform Independent Medical Examinations Effective September 9, 2016

Subject Numbers Regarding Health Provider Authorizations

Authorization No. 187751-3B

September 12, 2016

Please be advised that Dr. Howard Katz has resigned his authorizations to treat injured workers and to perform independent medical examinations in the New York State workers' compensation system effective September 9, 2016. Dr. Katz's last known practice address is 161 Madison Avenue at 33rd Street, New York, New York 10016.

Dr. Katz is prohibited from rendering treatment and care to injured workers and from performing independent medical examinations. Reports submitted by Dr. Katz for services rendered prior to September 9, 2016, are valid, but are invalid for any services rendered on or after that date. Requests to cross-examine Dr. Katz for services rendered prior to September 9, 2016, should not be denied due to the resignation of his authorizations.

Any questions regarding the authorized lists should be referred to the Medical Director’s Office at 1 (800) 781-2362.

Kenneth J. Munnelly