Money Pit/ Money Maker: Developmental Centers and the Medicaid Match

Number 24768
Subject Disabilities
Source Journal (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.)
State NY
Year 2010
Publication Date 06/20/2010; 07/18/2010; 09/5/2010; 09/08/2010; 07/16/2010; 07/23/2010; 10/30/2010; 11/01/2010
Summary The series found that New York has kept open poorly run institutions for the developmentally disabled because it's Medicaid reimbursement rate is so lucrative. Residents are kept in locked beds in prison-like conditions though most are not convicted criminals.
Category Contest Entry
Pages 62
Keywords disabled; institutions; developmentally disabled; locked beds; Medicaid
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