Georgia Medical Assistant Agrees to Voluntary Exclusion
On May 7, 2018, in connection with the resolution of his False Claims Act liability, Robert Gennaro (Gennaro), Woodstock, Georgia, agreed to be excluded again from participation in all Federal health care programs for a period of ten years under 42 U.S.C. § 1320a-7(b)(7). OIG's investigation revealed that Gennaro worked at pain management clinics in Georgia and Kentucky that were owned by Dr. Robert Windsor (Dr. Windsor) and operated under the umbrella of National Pain Care, Inc. Dr. Windsor contracted with a company to provide online, real time intraoperative monitoring (IOM) of surgeries. IOM is a medical procedure in which a physician monitors nerve and spinal cord activity during surgical procedures in order to minimize potential adverse effects to a patient's nervous system during surgery. The company billed federal health care programs on behalf of Dr. Windsor for the professional component of the IOM services when Gennaro was performing IOM on Dr. Windsor's behalf. Senior Counsel Lisa Veigel represented OIG.
- Date:May 7, 2018
- CMP and Affirmative Exclusions