Planned Parenthood clinic agrees to settlement with State in Medicaid fraud case
AUSTIN, TX (ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OF TEXAS OFFICE) — The Texas Attorney General's Office has agreed on a settlement against a Planned Parenthood clinic for Medicaid fraud.
The State's Medicaid fraud investigation, into Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, Inc., concluded with the clinic agreeing to pay $1.4 million for fraudulently over billing the taxpayer funded program.
A whistleblower lawsuit was filed alleging improper billing by Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, Inc. which then opened an investigation by the Texas Attorney General's Office and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission's Office into the clinic.
The investigation revealed that the clinic improperly billed for products and services that were never rendered, medically necessary and not covered by the Medicaid program and therefore ineligible for reimbursement.
One example was that PPGC falsified material information in patients' medical records to receive reimbursement claims to the program.