California Doctor Reused Catheters, Made Millions On Fake Procedures

A California doctor was found guilty of being a part of a $12 million Medicare scheme. He was accused of falsely diagnosing patients to justify unnecessary procedures, overbilling Medicare, and repackaging used catheters for other patients, the Justice Department said.

Donald Woo Lee, 54, was found guilty on seven counts of health care fraud and one count of adulteration of a medical device, the DOJ announced in a press release.

From 2012 to 2015, Lee billed Medicare, using an incorrect insurance code to get more money back on procedures that were never done. Lee also repackaged used contaminated catheters intended for just a single-use, according to the evidence. His submitted claims worth $12 million and received $4.5 million, the Justice Department said.

Source: Southern California Doctor Found Guilty in $12 Million Medicare Fraud and Device Adulteration Scheme | OPA | Department of Justice

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