The Whistleblower Institute announces that Dr. Robert Windsor reached a $20 million settlement in a False Claims Act lawsuit over billing federal health care programs for surgical monitoring services that he did not perform and for medically unnecessary diagnostic tests.
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A settlement has been reached to resolve False Claims Act allegations against Dr. Robert Windsor which operated under the umbrella of National Pain Care Inc.
The allegations arose from lawsuits that claimed Dr. Robert Windsor billed federal health care programs for surgical monitoring services that he did not perform and for medically unnecessary diagnostic tests.
According to the government, Dr. Robert Windsor allegedly engaged in two schemes. First, the government alleges that Dr. Windsor caused the submission of false claims to Medicare, TRICARE, and FEHBP for the online, real time intraoperative monitoring of surgeries that Dr. Windsor did not personally monitor, that were not monitored by a physician, and that Dr. Windsor falsely represented had been monitored by him during the period from January 1, 2008 through July 22, 2013. On October 24, 2016, Dr. Windsor was sentenced to three years, two months in federal prison and three years of supervised release in connection with this conduct.
“Windsor placed patients at risk by claiming that he was monitoring the neurological health of patients during surgery when he actually had an unqualified medical assistant do the work,” said U.S. Attorney John Horn. “Windsor unfortunately put his own interests above the health and safety of his patients.”
Reportedly, the government also alleges that that between January 2010 and June 2014, Dr. Robert Windsor took part in submitting false claims to Medicare, the Kentucky and Georgia Medicaid programs, and other insurance providers for medical tests and procedures that were not necessary.
Dr. Robert Windsor agreed to sell most of his commercial and residential properties and other assets, such as boats and jet skis, to try to settle the $20 million judgment.
The settlement resolves two lawsuits filed by three whistleblowers, Kris Frankenberg, Stephanie Herder, and Bradley Davis, who will share in the settlement.
Dr. Robert Windsor, a pain management physician, owned multiple pain management clinics in Georgia and eastern Kentucky.
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