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Subject Number 046-1258 Reinstatement of Dr. Michael A. Schwartz

Subject Numbers Regarding Health Provider Authorizations

Authorization No. 232106-5W

January 21, 2020

Pursuant to Workers' Compensation Law Section 13-d(4), the Chair of the New York State Workers' Compensation Board ("Chair") had exercised her authority to temporarily suspend Dr. Michael A. Schwartz's authorization to treat injured workers in the New York State workers' compensation system effective December 30, 2019 (Subject Number 046-1242).

The temporary suspension was based on the Chair's designee's investigation, which revealed that, despite multiple written requests, Dr. Schwartz had failed and refused to provide the Board with proof of reimbursement of the sum of $1,655.66 to a claimant's private health insurer, which sum having also been paid to Dr. Schwartz by the claimant's workers' compensation carrier for the same treatment.

Upon receipt of proof reimbursement, the Chair has rescinded the temporary suspension of Dr. Schwartz and has reinstated his authority to treat injured workers effective January 17, 2020. The Medical Director's Office will restore Dr. Schwartz to the list of providers authorized to treat injured workers as of January 17, 2020.

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

Clarissa M. Rodriguez
Chair