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Resource ID: #10661
Subject: Health Care
Source: News 12 Long Island (Woodbury, N.Y.)
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News 12 Long Island uncovered secret deals, hidden conflicts of interest and "kickbacks" yet to be outlawed in New York HMOs. News 12 proved 11 of Long Island's 12 health maintenance organizations use a variety of financial incentives to influence the medical decisions of doctors. Some HMOs covertly pay doctors thousands of dollars in bonuses for keeping patients away from tests, specialists and hospitals, 1994.

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