Pennsylvania physician sentenced in Medicare fraud case, ordered to pay more than $400K

Former Pennsylvania physician John Keun Sang Lee, MD, was sentenced in federal court March 7 after being convicted for healthcare fraud.

According to the charges, Dr. Lee submitted claims for steroid injections that were not medically necessary to Medicare and Medicaid for patients at his pain management practice from May 2016 to October 2020.

Dr. Lee was sentenced to five years of probation and ordered to pay $417,960 in restitution to Medicare and Medicaid and a $50,000 fine, according to a March 7 news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Pennsylvania. 

The charges were brought against Dr. Lee following an investigation from the Western Pennsylvania Opioid Fraud and Abuse Detection Unit.

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