SMP National Resource Center

May 16, 2022

Donald Woo Lee has been sentenced to almost eight years in prison for defrauding Medicare, repackaging single-use catheters for reuse on patients, and submitting false declarations in a bankruptcy proceeding. According to court documents, he recruited Medicare beneficiaries to his clinics, falsely diagnosed the beneficiaries, and provided the beneficiaries with medically unnecessary procedures. He also “upcoded,” or billed these unnecessary procedures to Medicare using an inappropriate code in order to obtain a higher reimbursement. Read a story from RevCycleIntelligence  and a Department of Justice press release.

 

 

 

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