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.