VIII-Medicaid Probe: "Medicaid Loses as Docs Play Beat the Clock" - William Sherman - New York Daily News

VIII-Medicaid Probe: "Medicaid Loses as Docs Play Beat the Clock" - William Sherman - New York Daily News

by: William Sherman | publication date: February 2, 1973 | Publication: New York Daily News | pages: 3

Playing an expensive version of Beat the Clock, some medicaid psychiatrists routinely dismiss patients after a 10-minute chat, then bill the city for a full four's psychiatric examination. One doctor charged $700 for 25 hours of work in one day and sometimes, the Health Department said, bills are paid for patients who were not seen at all.

The eighth installment of this Pulitzer-prize-winning series exposing medicaid fraud by New York Daily News reporter William Sherman reveals how medicaid psychiatrists bill patients for hour-long visits when they routinely last about 10 minutes.

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