Illinois dentist sentenced to prison for health care fraud

ST. LOUIS — A dentist has been sentenced to prison for defrauding Illinois Medicaid out of hundreds of thousands of dollars over a period of several years.

The Department of Justice said Dr. Yun Sup Kim, 49, of St. Louis, appeared Thursday morning via videoconference at the federal courthouse in Benton, Illinois, and was sentenced to 12 months and one day in federal prison.

He entered a guilty plea for three counts of health care fraud back in February. The case against Kim came from a regulatory audit that was initiated in 2015 after claims data showed Kim had performed more cavity fillings and surgical tooth extractions than nearly any other dentist in Illinois.

Source: Illinois dentist sentenced to prison for health care fraud / KSDK.com

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