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Jun 18

New York WCB Suspends Doc’s Authorization To Treat And Perform IMEs

Albany, NY (WorkersCompensation.com) – The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board recently released the following notice regarding a suspension:

Please be advised that Dr. Michael Palmeri’s authorization to treat and to perform independent medical examinations of injured workers in the New York State workers’ compensation system has been suspended indefinitely effective June 8, 2012.

Dr. Palmeri is prohibited from rendering medical treatment and care and from performing independent medical examinations in workers’ compensation cases. Reports submitted by Dr. Palmeri for services rendered prior to June 8, 2012, are valid, but are invalid for any services rendered on or after that date. Requests to cross-examine Dr. Palmeri regarding services rendered prior to June 8, 2012, should not be denied due to the suspension of his authorization.

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

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