Planned Parenthood Accused of Fraud

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Planned ParenthoodLast month, a federal lawsuit alleging that Planned Parenthood’s Iowa affiliate submitted “repeated false, fraudulent, and/or ineligible claims for reimbursements” to Medicaid while failing to meet accepted medical practice standards was made public.

Sue Thayer, the former Planned Parenthood clinic director, filed the suit. Thayer “alleges that Planned Parenthood knowingly committed Medicaid fraud from 2002 to 2009 by improperly seeking reimbursements from Iowa Medicaid Enterprise and the Iowa Family Planning Network for products and services not legally reimbursable by those programs.”

Specifically, the lawsuit “alleges that Planned Parenthood of Greater Iowa, filed nearly one-half million false claims with Medicaid from which Planned Parenthood received and retained nearly $28 million.”

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