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Old 08-26-2013, 06:27 AM
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Default Planned Parenthood to pay TX $1.4 million for alleged fraud

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(Reuters) - Women's health group Planned Parenthood has agreed to pay the state of Texas $1.4 million to settle allegations of fraud in billing to a health program for the poor, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott said on Wednesday.

But a spokeswoman for Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast strongly denied the allegations and said the group settled to avoid a lengthy battle with Texas.

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Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion provider operating 13 clinics in Texas which perform abortions, staunchly opposed the new law and has threatened to sue the state.

Abbott, a Republican who is running for Texas governor, said on Wednesday that a whistleblower accused Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast of improperly billing Texas for products and services which were never rendered, not medically necessary, or were not covered by Medicaid, the government health program for the poor.

Medicaid is mostly funded by the federal government but administered by the states.

Investigators determined that Planned Parenthood "falsified material information in patients' medical records" in order to support fraudulent reimbursement claims, Abbott said.

Planned Parenthood said the allegations are without merit and the group was settling "as a practical matter."

"Continuing this litigation in the hostile environment for women's health would have ensured a lengthy and costly process that would have distracted our energies and required us to share the private medical information of thousands of women," spokeswoman Rochelle Tafolla said in a statement.

"We are ending this lawsuit in order to devote all of our time and energy to delivering high quality affordable health care."
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so Planned Parenthood is stealing from the States funds for POOR WOMEN'S HEALTH CARE?
Taking money for work they havn't done?!! FALSIFYING MEDICAL RECORDS ..coughgosnellcough.. of WOMEN that come to their facilities?!?!?
say it aint soo.
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Old 08-26-2013, 09:23 AM
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No surprise here!
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If they did it (and that hasn't been proven), it wouldn't surprise me in the slightest. Most medical places do. I know the ambulance service I worked for did, as did the hospitals we worked with.
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