Over at Jill Stanek’s Place, a smoking hot whistleblower case against Planned Parenthood is detailed.
The case, filed in the Eastern TX Lufkin Division of the United States District Court, alleges widespread fraudulent billing practices designed to maximize income drawn in from Medicaid.
Karen Reynolds, represented by the ACLJ, worked as a health care assistant for 10 years, ending in 2009, in the Lufkin, TX Branch of Planned Parenthood. She reported a practice of maximizing income from Title XX, Medicaid and Womens Health Program using fraudulent billing practices which included charging for services not rendered nor appropriate, and for abortion related services disguised as otherwise.
Memos and email provided by Reynolds indicate that employees at Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast were trained to provide and bill for services based upon what the patients’ coverage would pay for. Cash payers would receive medically necessary services, and all sorts of extras were added to the bills of patients funded by other programs. Post abortion visits were billed as though they were for another purpose, so that they became government funded.
Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast has 10 clinics in eastern TX and 2 in Louisiana. These include the largest abortion clinic in the U.S. (Houston), a likely inspiration for the Onion Abortionplex parody.
PPGC entered a motion to stay the discovery process, which Judge Ron Clark denied. Documentation has begun to trickle from PPGC …… (which had not yet been eaten by the shredder, opines Pharmer).