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“Like a Surgeon” (“Weird Al” Yankovic)

Under the category of notable enforcement actions, Richard Levy, MD (Dallas) was recently cited for performing unreasonable or medically unnecessary procedures, failing to document adequate explanations for deviating from the ODG, and submitting substantially similar reports amongst three different injured employees.  

Dr. Levy was ordered to pay an administrative penalty of $3,000; to attend and successfully complete a medical record keeping seminar and six hours of continuing medical education on the topic of shoulder arthroscopy or orthopedic shoulder surgery; and to purchase and maintain a current subscription to the ODG.

Also notable, James William Butler, MD (Houston) received a public reprimand for repeatedly failing to submit a DD report timely and was ordered to pay a penalty of $500.