Whistle-blower charges Planned Parenthood with repeated Medicaid fraud
A former Planned Parenthood clinic manager has alleged that her previous place of employment committed multiple counts of Medicaid fraud at the federal and state level.
“People may hold different views about abortion, but everyone can agree that Planned Parenthood should play by the same rules as everyone else,” said attorney Michael Norton of the Alliance Defending Freedom.
In a lawsuit filed by Sue Thayer, a former clinic manager in Iowa, Planned Parenthood of the Heartland has been accused of nearly half a million false claims involving Medicaid as well as failure to meet acceptable standards of medical practice.
“Americans deserve to know if their hard-earned tax money is being funneled to groups that are misusing it,” Norton said of the case, which was filed in March of 2011 but made public on July 6.
The lawsuit charges that from from 2002 to 2009, Planned Parenthood knowingly over-collected on Medicaid reimbursements and received re-payment on products and services not covered under state law.