Byline: William Sherman; 1973-01-23; New York Daily News; pages 7
Disguised as a welfare client complaining of a cold, a reporter with a medicaid card wandered into a group medical office in Ozone Park, Queens, one day last week and asked to see a doctor.The patient was first sent to a foot doctor, then twice to an internist with instructions to come back a third time, and then to a psychiatrist who arranged for weekly visit. On his second visit, the patient was given an electrocardiogram, three blood tests, two urine tests and a chest X-ray.
Description:The first article of a Pulitzer-prize-winning series exposing medicaid fraud by New York Daily News reporter William Sherman, who posed as a patient with a cold looking to see a doctor. He saw several.
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