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Medicaid Fraud Charges #45074

ABC Evening News for Monday, Aug 30, 1976
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(Studio) Senate committee investigates alleged fraud in federal Medicaid program. Hearing held.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) Utah Senator Frank Moss poses as indigent to investigate Medicaid. Filmed in disguise in NYC. Now reports widespread abuse of Medicaid. [MOSS - details experience.] Investigators display unnecessary medications doctors prescribed. [Chief investigator Val HALAMANDARIS - details faults of doctors' treatments.] Costs of fraud noted.
REPORTER: Roger Peterson

(Studio) Department of Health, Education and Welfare Secretary David Mathews charges Moss is "grand-standing." Defends Department of Health, Education and Welfare action with regard to investigations of Medicaid and Medicare.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

Peterson, Roger;
Smith, Howard K.

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