A series of letters in today’s New York Times responds to an article on Medicaid fraud. Here’s my overall summary:
NY Medicaid reimbursement is so low (e.g., $7.50 to see a hospital patient), that anyone earning a profit serving Medicaid patients must be committing fraud.
As the last author writes, â€œIf Medicaid paid more for the time a doctor needs to practice good medicine, less money would have to be spent on criminal investigations.â€
(Apologies for not including links or formatting. I’m blogging by Blackberry.)July 22, 2005