Monday, June 12, 2006

TAKING A BITE OUT OF THE BIG APPLE -- With the largest Medicaid program in the nation at more than $45 billion a year, New York should be doing a vastly better job of making certain that so much money does not go astray. But according to a scathing report from the federal government released last week, 'New York's anti-fraud efforts over the last several years have not been proportionate to its vulnerability.' Even in the spongy bureaucratic language of Washington, that means that New York's efforts to weed out Medicaid fraud have been a disgrace.