Planned Parenthood Pays $1.4M To End Medicaid Fraud Suit
Law360, New York (July 24, 2013, 6:15 PM EDT) -- Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast has resolved allegations that it billed Medicaid for unnecessary or nonexistent services, paying $1.4 million to close an employee whistleblower’s False Claims Act suit, Texas officials announced Wednesday.
The Texas attorney general’s office said it had wrapped up a Medicaid fraud investigation into the Planned Parenthood regional chapter, which operates at least 10 health clinics in Texas and two in Louisiana, following the deal.
A former 10-year veteran of a southeast Texas clinic sued the company in 2009, alleging Planned Parenthood management had relentlessly pressured underlings to meet pay-per-visit revenue goals for medical services charged to government...
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