Byline: William Sherman; 1973-02-02; 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.
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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