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

Byline: William Sherman; 1973-02-02; New York Daily News; pages 3

Report: Medicaid Probe - William Sherman - New York Daily News


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.

Description: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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New York Daily News article titled, "Medicaid Loses as Docs Play Beat the Clock." Written by William Sherman as part of a medicaid fraud investigation series.