NBC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 10, 1978
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(Studio) No. of scandals reported about cheating in federal health care programs noted.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(Fort Lauderdale, Florida) Govt.'s establishment of home health care program to cut costs for elderly of staying in hospitals and nursing homes noted. Ex. given is Fort Lauderdale, Florida, service called Visiting Nurse Association; nurse Betsy Lytle's visits to elderly in homes, as employee of association mentioned. [Patient Mary NOLTE - describes treatment she received in nursing home.] Govt. decision to investigate home health care program and agencies chging. government for services, after continually incring. costs of program, reported [Representative Sam `GIBBONS - describes types of illegal chgs. discovered in program.] [Department of Health, Education and Welfare spokesperson Herbert DERZON - says exploiters have to be gotten out of program.] Department of Health, Education and Welfare plan to tighten regulations cited.
REPORTER: Carole Simpson