VI-Medicaid Probe: "Foot Docs Wearing a 35M Golden Slipper" - William Sherman - New York Daily News

VI-Medicaid Probe: "Foot Docs Wearing a 35M Golden Slipper" - William Sherman - New York Daily News

by: William Sherman | publication date: January 31, 1973 | Publication: New York Daily News | pages: 5

Podiatrists have socked the city for more than $35 million in the last seven years. The taxpayers are footing the bill for expensive and often unnecessary care, according to the city's Health Department.

A News reporter, posing as a welfare client with a medicaid card, recently asked for a podiatrist at a lower East Side group practice. He found that bills and X-rays come first, before he even took off his socks and shoes.

In this sixth installment of the New York Daily News' investigation into medicaid fraud by William Sherman, he goes into a podiatrists office hoping that a doctor will look at his foot - and they do everything but.

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