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REPORTER: Dan Rather
(NYC) Growth in medical fraud and efforts to curb it examined; investigators' allegations about Family Foot Care Ctrs. cited as example [Ronald WILLIAMS - describe amputation of foot as result of treatment received at center] [Blue Cross and Blue Shield spokesperson William HUSTON - notes new trend in medical fraud.] Econs. involved in various types of fraud outlined on screen, discussed. [Dr. Bugene ROBIN - cites role of doctors' greed in problem.] [American Med. Association spokesperson Dr. James SAMMONS - doesn't believe medical fraud is rampant.] Chrysler Corp.'s study, subsequent savings discussed. [Chrysler Corp. bd. of dirs. spokesperson Joseph CALIFANO - describes company's findings in investigation of unnecessary medical costs.] Study's specific findings listed on screen. [CALIFANO - feels nation's health care costs can be drastically reduced by elimination of unnecessary chgs. and fraud.] [Dr. Paul GERTMAN - describes his findings.]
REPORTER: Bill Redeker
- Rather, Dan;
- Redeker, Bill
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