Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Flushing doctor pleads guilty to Medicare fraud

From the NY Post:

An octogenarian Queens doctor who let patients dance at his clinic, then passed it off as therapy to scam Uncle Sam, pleaded guilty yesterday.

Ho Yon Kim, 86, of Flushing, pleaded guilty in Brooklyn federal court to conspiring to commit health-care fraud.

Brooklyn federal prosecutors say that Kim also rewarded patients with massages, facials and free lunches at his practice to thank them for letting him use their Medicare numbers to submit some $11.7 million worth of false claims on his behalf.

Further, the feds say Kim administered unnecessary electro-stimulation therapy and physical therapy to patients — and billed the government for services that were never performed.

Kim will face up to 10 years in prison when he is sentenced.

No date has been set for his sentencing.


georgetheatheist said...

8 more years until the entire Medicare "system" comes crashing down. "Social" "Security" next in line.

georgetheatheist said...

PS I visited a Social Security office today. Clerks are behind bullet-proof windows and a uniformed armed guard sits at the entrance desk.

Anonymous said...

i think KIM may be taking dance lessons from 200lb Korean PSY -type partners soon...

Anonymous said...

yet another Oriental crook gets caught...and, of course, it's in Floo-shing.

Why am I not surprised?

Anonymous said...

I know therer are many other 'senior recreation centers' are doing the same in Flushing area. Just open one last month on 41st Ave., off College Point Blvd.

Anonymous said...

The Chinese:
A lying culture. The product of a corrupt society.

These adept opportunists never miss a beat when it comes to cashing in on something crooked.