CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 01, 1976
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(Studio) Senate subcommittee investigates "Medicaid mills."
(NYC) New York City has 350 "Medicaid mills," private health ctrs. for poor and depending on public funds for payments. Mills serve ghetto neighborhoods, for fees of 1/3 private doctor charges. [Medicaid director NYC health department Dr. Martin PARIS - cites favorable facts with regard to Medicaid mills.] CBS check of Senator reports shows 2/3 Medicaid mills investigated by Senators posing as patients did not get unfavorable ratings. Mills account for only 7% New York City Medicaid expenditures. Senators said to have exaggerated charges with regard to New York Medicaid fraud. [Senator Frank MOSS - sets figure at $1 billion.] [Senator Charles PERCY - charges waste of $1 billion New York City Medicaid funds.] Details of exaggerations given. Circumstances of hearings cited.
REPORTER: Robert Schakne
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