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A Closer Look (Care and Deceit) #191579

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 11, 2000
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Journal of the American Medical Association survey on the issue of doctors deceiving insurance companies to get payment for treatment introduced.

(New York: John McKenzie) The growing dilemma for doctors caught between their patients and the insurance companies examined; details given of sample deceptive actions by doctors. [Georgetown University Law Center Dr. Gregg BLOCHE - outlines the problem for doctors.] [American Medical Association Institution for Ethics Dr. Matthew WYNIA - says many doctors are facing requests from patients; cites the problems of compartmentalizing by doctors.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Further coverage on "Nightline" noted. Aetna's settlement of a lawsuit with the state of Texas mentioned.

Jennings, Peter;
McKenzie, John

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