XIV-Medicaid Probe: "Bureaucracy Choking in Attempts at Control" - William Sherman - New York Daily News

XIV-Medicaid Probe: "Bureaucracy Choking in Attempts at Control" - William Sherman - New York Daily News

by: William Sherman | publication date: February 11, 1973 | Publication: New York Daily News | pages: 5

Medicaid has become an unmanageable monster in New York City, consuming billions of tax dollars while failing to keep its promise of an effective system of responsible health care for the poor.

Its $1.3 billion annual budget will increase at the rate of 10% a year, according to city officials. Moreover, the cost has been bloated with the billing abuses of many doctors and other providers who operate on a fee for service basis that is loosely audited and relies on the practitioner's honor.

In this fourteenth and final article in the New York Daily News' investigation into medicaid fraud, William Sherman recaps the most salient failures of the system and reports on new legislation and amendments to the current medicaid system that could cut medial assistance costs by 20%.

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