XI-Medicaid Probe: "Medicaid's Deaf Ear to Hearing Aid Dealers" - William Sherman - New York Daily News

XI-Medicaid Probe: "Medicaid's Deaf Ear to Hearing Aid Dealers" - William Sherman - New York Daily News

by: William Sherman | publication date: February 7, 1973 | Publication: New York Daily News | pages: 7

Operating through a loophole in city medicaid regulations, two major hearing aid dealers went into nursing homes, canvassed hundreds of elderly residents and ordered devices for them at $250 each. It was discovered later that many of the residents were not hard of hearing or did not use the aids.

The eleventh installment of this Pulitzer-prize-winning series about medicaid fraud by New York Daily News reporter William Sherman details how hearing aid companies maximize their profits by ordering devices for elderly that don't need them.

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