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BREAKING: Third Medicaid fraud lawsuit emerges against Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast

breakingA third lawsuit has emerged accusing  Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast of committing Medicaid fraud.

Former PPGC accounts receivable manager Patricia Carroll is alleging her former employer falsified Medicaid claim forms and double billed.

Carroll joins former Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast employee Karen Reynolds, who won her case in 2013 and received a $1.25 million bounty from the $4.3 million settlement paid by PPGC to Obama’s Department of Justice, and former PPGC employee Abby Johnson, whose lawsuit accusing PPGC of $6 million in fraud is still pending.

Carroll originally filed a sealed whistleblower lawsuit in 2012, but at some point the case was unsealed, coming to light on May 19 when she filed an amended complaint.

Carroll alleges Planned Parenthood’s Huntsville clinic staff ran a Medicaid fraud scheme between 2002-12 involving troubled teens involuntarily remanded at Gulf Coast Trade Center in New Waverly, Texas.

Nonphysician staff from Planned Parenthood routinely drove to the center to take two separate blood draws for STD and HIV testing 10 days apart from newly detained youths, when one blood draw would have sufficed. Planned Parenthood then filed Medicaid claims falsely indicating the blood draws were completed at its Huntsville clinic on two separate visits and by a physician.

Carroll’s lawsuit alleges PPGC “is an ineligible provider of Medicaid services in a school or prison setting.” So, she states, PPGC Huntsville staff created false charts and false office appointments to cover up the scheme. Furthermore, Carroll alleges Trade Center violated the HIPAA privacy rule by providing identities and Medicaid numbers to Planned Parenthood.

Carroll further alleges the blood tests were unnecessary to begin with, since the youth were medically screened before coming to the center.

Carroll says she became suspicious when Planned Parenthood’s Huntsville clinic suddenly showed a 315% spike in revenue, whereupon she took a closer look at its books.

If Carroll’s allegations prove true, the cover-up extends all the way up to the upper  echelons of Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

After Carroll discovered the illegal revenue stream, she first approached local PP managers to no avail and finally called PPFA’s corporate office in New York, which forwarded her to PPFA’s ethics attorney, Jay Meisley, in Washington, D.C.

Meisley referred Carroll to a local attorney, with whom she understood she would be filing an ethics complaint. But that attorney, “presumably Alissa Rubin,” according to the lawsuit, turned out to be Planned Parenthood’s own attorney defending PPGC against Reynolds’ and Johnson’s lawsuit.

Carroll finally quit, refusing to file additional Medicaid claims she thought were illegal.

“Immediately thereafter,” according to her lawsuit, “[PPGC CFO] Jeffrey Palmer, [PPGC HIV Program Director] Susan Rokes and [PPGC VP of Medical Services] Laurie McGill made the decision to write-off the claims Carroll refused to release, but did not, to Carroll’s knowledge, fully inform the Medicaid Program or reimburse fraudulent billings.”

Carroll alleges the fraudulent claims were for approximately $200 each and amounted to “thousands” over the course of a decade.

PPGC garnered great media sympathy by taking the occasion of Texas Governor Rick Perry’s signing of the omnibus pro-life law in 2013 to announce it was closing three of its 12 clinics. 

Not coincidentally, the clinics were in Lufkin, where Reynolds discovered fraud, Bryan, where Johnson discovered fraud, and Huntsville, where Carroll discovered fraud.

Planned Parenthood tried to get Carroll’s lawsuit dismissed by claiming the statute of limitations had run out and that her fraud claims were not specific enough.

On May 14, District Court Judge Sim Lake ruled against PPGC on all its motions to dismiss, except its point that one of Carroll’s claim was not specific enough. In the latter case the judge gave Carroll 15 days to clarify that one allegation, which she did on May 19. The judge noted, “Carroll has adequately pleaded factual content that allows the court to draw the reasonable inference that Planned Parenthood knowingly filed false claims.”

[Thanks to Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys Steve Aden and Casey Mattox for their input]

Texas defies Obama: Defunds Planned Parenthood despite threats of Medicaid cut-off

Love Texas!

Will President Obama choose Planned Parenthood over poor women in the Lone Star State? An old fashioned Western showdown looms.

From The Texas Tribune, February 23:

If there was any hope that the state was seeking a compromise with the federal government over Texas’ Women’s Health Program, it’s fading fast.

At the direction of lawmakers and Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, the Texas Health and Human Services commissioner signed a rule on Thursday that formally bans Planned Parenthood clinics and other “affiliates of abortion providers” from participating in the program – something the Obama administration has said is a deal-breaker for the nearly $40 million-per-year state-federal Medicaid program.

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The Onion: “Planned Parenthood opens $8 billion Abortionplex”

UPDATE, 1p: Andy Moore of Star Studded Super Step spotted this:

Wrote Andy, “In New Zealand, Auckland Pro-Choice is a group formed in response to the sterling work of the just-turned 1yo Pro-Life Auckland. This group certainly seems to really love abortion.”

12:03: The Onion is a parody news source that sometimes takes on abortion (examples here and here), which is always interesting.

An equal opportunity lampooner, The Onion yesterday took jabs at both pro-lifers and the abortion industry in a piece, “Planned Parenthood opens $8 billion Abortionplex.”

Much of the parody was aimed against pro-life talking points and in subliminal support of PP’s false talkers, for instance:

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The fetus and transsexual appendages as parasites and STDs

And no, abortion does not harm anyone (when done properly), as a fetus is imposing itself on a woman’s body, without permission (unless the woman was trying to get pregnant, in that case – it was a desired result). A woman has a right to try to get rid of it, just as she has the right to get rid of an STD if she contracts it. Whether it was intended or not.

~ Blogger Jessica Sideways in the post, “An object lesson in abortion: parasitic relationships,” at GoldenCoathanger.com, March 18.

Sideways describes herself as a “transsexual woman,” begging the question, given her defined parameters, whether she would consider her penis the equivalent of a parasite or STD.

(Prolifer)ations 2-18-11

Thumbnail image for blog buzz.jpgby Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN

As always, we welcome your suggestions for additions to our Top Blogs (see tab on right side of home page)! Email Susie@jillstanek.com.

  • Americans United for Life believes it is time to regulate RU-486 – the medical abortion pill. Planned Parenthood and the ACOG both recommend off-label use of the drug, which leads to greater risk of failure and more secondary surgical abortions.
  • Coming Home notes an often overlooked bit of information in one of Live Action’s recent Planned Parenthood sting videos. A PP worker acknowledges STD testing and treatment is done for free at county health departments, emphasizing “no fewer than 10 times” that PP charges around $160. She also advises blood donation for someone experiencing symptoms of an STD in order to be screened for free, which could put blood recipients in danger.
  • Fletcher Armstrong discusses the Center for Bio-Ethical Reform’s fund raiser with Gov. Mike Huckabee, noting that the presence of pro-abortion protesters signifies CBR’s strategy (showing graphic abortion photos) is having an effect.
  • Big Blue Wave reports LifeSiteNews is being sued by a Canadian priest who alleges he was defamed when LSN made public his pro-homosexuality, pro-abortion statements. The priest claims this caused him to be “removed from a position as a chief catechist for his diocese.”
  • Catholic Vote tells the amazing story of 3-year-old Chase Britton, who has baffled doctors by functioning without evidence of a cerebellum. Expected to be a “vegetable,” Chase is causing doctors to rethink “what they thought they knew about the human brain”:

  • Moral Outcry posts Marisol Sanchez’s article on building a Latino culture of life.

NYT: Planned Parenthood to “retrain staff” – that 13-year-olds may be rape victims?

First, Planned Parenthood denied any wrong-doing whatsoever after it revealed an alleged sex trafficker had shown up at the door of several of its abortion mills across the country requesting services for 14-yr-old and illegal sex slaves.

PP CEO Cecile Richards went further by claiming she had marched straight to the door of the highest law enforcement official in the land to rat on the pimp.

After Live Action released its 1st investigative video, PP said the egregious response of the “waist up” staffer was an isolated event.

Now, as each additional  video further proves PPs across the country are sex trafficking havens,  the  New York Times reported February 7 PP says it will “retrain” its staff nationwide. The relevant quotes:

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Breaking: NY Planned Parenthood supervisor caught in Live Action sex trafficking sting

This morning Live Action released its 6th investigative video showing employees at Planned Parenthood abortion clinics around the country, this one in the Bronx, NY, aiding and abetting someone who they thought was a sex trafficker get abortions, STD treatments, and contraceptives for sex slaves as young as 14 and/or in the country illegally.

In this video, a PP staffer goes so far as to tell the “pimp” he can post as a guardian to get taxpayer funded services for his minor prostitutes.

The video additionally shows a PP Supervisor also willing to assist the “pimp.”…

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Breaking, Video: Planned Parenthood caught aiding and abetting underage sex trafficking

UPDATE, 7:30a: Lila’s piece, dual-posted at BigGovernment.com and BigJournalism.com.

7a: The Associated Press reported last week that after several Planned Parenthoods around the country realized they had been stung again by Lila Rose and LiveAction.org sometime between January 11-15, CEO Cecile Richards tried to mitigate pending damage by belatedly reporting the sex trafficking poser to the DOJ and alerting the press first.

Well, the first horrific video of Live Action’s investigation has just been made public, and PP’s vast but pathetic PR machine will not be able to surmount this one.

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