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Planned Parenthood has been cited for Medicaid fraud… so why is it still getting taxpayer funding?

Posted in Medicaid abortion, Medicaid Billing Practices, Planned Parenthood medicaid fraud with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 13, 2017 by saynsumthn

|  (From Live Action News)

Planned Parenthood has been cited for overbilling abuses and Medicaid fraud, for violating patient privacy, and for failing to report child sexual abuse. So why is the abortion corporation still receiving half a billion dollars a year from taxpayers?

A study by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and Congressional Budget Office (CBO) in 2012 showed that Planned Parenthood received $400.56 million in Medicaid reimbursements (including both federal and state dollars), according to findings published in 2017 by the Congressional Research Service. Planned Parenthood’s own 2015-2016 annual report shows that 41 percent of its funding comes from the taxpayer ($554.6 million). Numbers published in previous Planned Parenthood annual reports indicate its affiliates have received more than $4.5 billion from taxpayers.

Taxpayer funding to Planned Parenthood at 41 Percent (image: PP’s 2015-2016 annual report)

Yet, with so much tax money at stake, exactly what kind of oversight is being conducted to safeguard more than half a billion tax dollars entrusted to Planned Parenthood annually?

According to reports by watchdog agencies, very little.

In 2014, the group Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) published a report identifying 10 types of waste, abuse, and potential fraud Planned Parenthood affiliates have been caught committing or have been credibly accused of nationwide. The potential fraud includes billing while obtaining reimbursements from Title XIX agencies for medications and/or services provided in connection with an abortion. This is illegal.

ADF’s research found that taxpayers were losing millions of dollars in the forced funding of Planned Parenthood, which now garners 35 percent of the abortion market; it is the nation’s largest single abortion provider. Despite several incidents of overbilling and potential fraud, ADF found that only “fourteen affiliates, or approximately twenty-one percent had been audited,” noting that the others “have been accused of financial fraud and worse.”

Planned Parenthood Medicaid Fraud (image credit 2017 Profit No Matter What report)

Then, in 2017, a coordinated study conducted by both the Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI) and Alliance Defending Freedom reviewed a number of additional audits from a variety of agencies. The purpose of the study was to identify waste, abuse, and potential fraud by Planned Parenthood among its now 57 separately incorporated affiliates, and other abortion and family planning facilities, particularly with respect to federal and state Title XIX-Medicaid programs.

The 2017 Report on Publicly Available Audits of Planned Parenthood Affiliates and State Family Planning Programs identified several cases of unlawful billing, including “[b]illing in excess of actual acquisition cost or other statutorily approved cost for contraceptive barrier products, oral contraceptives, and emergency contraceptive-Plan B (i.e., § 340B drugs) products”:

A large and growing number of federal and state audits have documented that improper practices by Planned Parenthood and state family planning agencies have already resulted in losses to the American taxpayer of nearly $132.4 million, at a minimum, in Title XIX-Medicaid and other healthcare funding programs.

Out of 51 audits, the CLI/ADF report found, “numerous improper practices resulting in significant Title XIX-Medicaid overpayments of more than $8.5 million to Planned Parenthood affiliates for family planning and reproductive health services claims….”

The report notes that “[…] auditors and investigators have specifically identified Planned Parenthood affiliates as the source of at least $12.8 million in waste, abuse, and potentially fraudulent overbilling and penalties…” and that “[t]hree federal audits specifically identify Planned Parenthood – and only Planned Parenthood – as the problem in state family planning program overbilling,” the report states.

The groups pointed out that the audits they reviewed were limited in scope, suggesting the possibility for millions of additional taxpayer dollars to be wasted or fraudulently overbilled.

READ: New report exposes millions in taxpayer fraud at Planned Parenthood

“For example, an audit may examine only one type of billing, for one type of product, for one clinic in a single year. Yet nearly every known audit of Planned Parenthood affiliates and of state family planning programs has found overbilling,” the report notes.

But of the 51 known “recent external audits or other reviews” of Planned Parenthood affiliates’ financial data and practices in 12 states, CLI and ADF uncovered at least $8.5 million in waste, abuse, and potential fraud in the following states:

  • California (two audits of two affiliates): $5,213,645.92 30
  • Connecticut: $18,791
  • Illinois: $387,000
  • Louisiana (two audits of one affiliate): $6,147.18
  • Maine: $33,294.83
  • Nebraska: $3,537
  • New York (seven audits of four affiliates): $1,615,083.25
  • Ohio: none found
  • Oklahoma: unknown, but the overbilling rates have been documented as 14.1%, 18%, and 20.3%
  • Texas (two audits of two affiliates): $538,703.10 -$658,735.97
  • Washington (three audits of two or three affiliates):$640,595.88
  • Wisconsin (27 audits of one affiliate): $95,466.04

Interestingly, the audit from Nebraska proved, as Live Action News has stated many times, that federal and state taxpayer dollars are funding abortion. The report found in the Nebraska audit “a Planned Parenthood affiliate spending federal funds on abortion expenses in violation of federal and state law.”

“In New York, alone, during one four-year audit period, it appeared that hundreds of thousands of abortion-related claims were billed unlawfully to Medicaid,” ADF’s Mattox told a Congressional hearing on the topic in 2015.

Live Action News has previously documented how taxpayer dollars are funding abortions, and Nebraska was just one example. When government funds abortion, more abortions happen, not fewer. This should never be taxpayer funded:

The potential fraudulent use of Medicaid dollars by Planned Parenthood also caught the attention of Oklahoma’s then-Governor Mary Fallin, who sent a letter to the head of the Oklahoma Health Care Authority Board, stating, “[…] more than one in every seven bills submitted for payment to your agency by these providers are inaccurately coded or insufficiently documented…. The lack of attention to the requirements imposed on a responsible provider is a continuing problem for these Planned Parenthood affiliates.”

“As a result of these patterns of irresponsible business behavior among and between the Planned Parenthood organizations,” Fallin wrote, “a dozen states have denied or withdrawn funding to Planned Parenthood affiliates.”

The researchers concluded that despite receiving billions of dollars from taxpayers, only 19 of Planned Parenthood’s 57 U.S. affiliates (33 percent) have been audited, “And others have been accused of financial fraud and worse.”

During testimony in 2015 before Congressional members, Mr. Mattox explained:

[The] Medicaid statute provides grounds for which the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, in its discretion, may exclude a provider. These include claims for excessive charges, unnecessary services, or services which fail to meet professionally recognized standards of health care; fraud, kickbacks, and other prohibited activities; entities controlled by a sanctioned individual; failure to disclose required information, supply requested information, or supply payment information; sanctioned individuals controlling an entity; and making false statements or misrepresentations of material fact.

He then pointed out:

[…] Planned Parenthood is unlike many other Medicaid providers. Not only has it had great financial success as a Medicaid provider, but also it has been able to avoid much of the oversight and/or corrective action that most Medicaid providers would expect and have received.

Mr. Mattox then alluded to the reason: “… [B]etween local affiliates and the national organization, Planned Parenthood has spent many millions of dollars to support the election of its preferred candidates.”

In 2018, despite large sums of taxpayer dollars being previously misused and few Medicaid audits underway to safeguard additional tax dollars, Planned Parenthood is poised to receive yet another half a billion forced taxpayer funding. This, despite repeated promises by GOP Senators, members of Congress, as well as President Trump, to defund Planned Parenthood — which has not yet happened, despite the fact that Planned Parenthood’s legitimate health care services and patient numbers have been declining for years:

The continued misuse and fraud of American tax dollars by Planned Parenthood is unacceptable. When will it stop?

Read the full report detailing Planned Parenthood’s potential fraud and waste of taxpayer funding here.

  • This article is reprinted with permission. The original appeared here at Live Action News.

Pro-choice author accuses abortion doc of abuse of patient

Posted in Abortionist with tags , , , , , , , , on August 25, 2015 by saynsumthn

Less than one day after I was tipped off to yet another ambulance being summoned to the notorious FPA abortion clinic, I came across a pro-choice writer’s description of the shameful way one of their doctors treated an abortion patient.

The earlier post details the identity of the newest doctor working at the Bakersfield, California FPA Women’s Health abortion clinic. Alex Simopoulos is described by me as a “playboy abortionist” who, according too pro-life activists, was present when an ambulance was summoned to FPA to transport another patient in having a medical emergency.

I then confirmed that Simopoulos, who appeared in an episode of Millionaire Matchmaker did, in fact, perform abortions at the FPA facility.

Alex Simpolous cosmetic FPA abortion

Now, an editorial written by Alex Zaragoza for City Beat entitled, “Women’s fight to have it all” and subtitled, “Defunding Planned Parenthood is all part of a gender war” claims even when women choose to have an abortion, “you can’t be certain of not being debased by an asshole doctor.”

Alex City Beat

Who exactly the “doctor” is that Zaragoza is referring to is still a mystery but where that “a-hole” as she described him, works is not: FPA!

Zaragoza writes:

    A very close friend of mine, who is already a struggling single mom, made what was for her an incredibly difficult decision to end an unplanned pregnancy. For her, it wasn’t an immediate decision. She weighed everything in her life out like a fully capable adult woman. Crazy, right? At Family Planning Associates (FPA) Women’s Health in Mira Mesa, the doctor performing her abortion yelled at her multiple times, was physically forceful on her even when she told him he was hurting her or making her uncomfortable, spoke down to her and then instructed the anesthesiologist to not speak to her because “she doesn’t understand and doesn’t even care.” She’s been struggling in many ways since her decision, and that experience only made it worse. This behavior from a doctor, who made the choice to perform abortions, is appalling and inhumane.

WOW!

And that is what abortion supporters are saying about FPA and their doctors.

Imagine what is really going on.

Hopefully, the state medical board will investigate this claim and remove this abortionist’s medical license.

But, hey, don’t expect the “women’s rights” crowd to report him!

Widespread abuse of taxpayer money by Planned Parenthood – says new report

Posted in Financial mismanagement, Medicaid Billing Practices, Planned Parenthood medicaid fraud with tags , , , , , , , on July 31, 2014 by saynsumthn

Alliance Defending Freedom made public Wednesday its latest annual report to Congress that identifies waste, abuse, and potential fraud by Planned Parenthood, state family planning programs, and other organizations. As in 2013 and previous years, the report urges Congress to continue its investigation into the misuse of taxpayer dollars.

Read the report here

Firefighter impregnates teen pays for abortion to hide abuse

Posted in child abuse, child predator with tags , , , , , , , , on April 24, 2014 by saynsumthn

In March, a former Connecticut fire chief has pleaded guilty in Rockville Superior Court to having an ongoing sexual relationship with a 15 year-old and paying for her to have an abortion when she became pregnant.

In April of 2013, the girl told police, that 53-year-old Joseph Carilli impregnated her. She said that she had an abortion and that, for a while, Carilli helped her pay for it, but then stopped giving her money.

Jospeh Carilli

In 2013 The Courant reported that Carilli acknowledged having sex with the 15-year-old in the Coventry firehouse, the board of directors room, the firehouse attic, his house and the fire department substation on South Street.

“Carilli said that he knew it was wrong to have sexual intercourse with a 15-year-old but he felt that he had no other option,” according to the warrant.

Police said Carilli told them he was scared of “being exposed” by the girl and that she was “in complete control of their relationship because she is young, has nothing to lose, and he is married and has everything to lose.”

The girl told police that Carilli impregnated her and that she had an abortion. For a while, Carilli gave her money to help pay for the procedure.

The girl said “Carilli would drive her to the post office to get a money order and the bill would be paid in that manner,” according to the warrant. “She said that Carilli told her to do it that way so that his name was not on a check, and because they did not accept cash. She said that Carilli made a few payments of $25-$30 but he stopping paying and she stopped paying the bills.”

The girl also told police that Carilli asked her to send him naked pictures of herself.

Carilli has pleaded guilty to charges including sexual assault and tempering with a witness.

He’s set to be sentenced in Rockville Superior Court May 23.

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According to Mark Crutcher, president of Life Dynamics , who has documented the use of abortion to cover for child sexual predators, “Abortion is a safety net for sexually predatory and sexually irresponsible males.”

In 2002, Life Dynamics conducted an undercover investigation in which Life Dynamics called over 800 Planned Parenthood and National Abortion Federation facilities across the nation. The results of this survey were appalling. Even though many of these clinics openly acknowledged to the caller that this situation was illegal and they were required to report it to the state, the overwhelming majority readily agreed to conceal this illegal activity. (Listen to actual audio taped conversations here)

“When we began to investigate we found it was even worse than we thought it was. Initially we thought perhaps the abortion clinics were only reporting half of the incidents, but instead we found that they were reporting hardly any of them,” Life Dynamics president Mark Crutcher said.

Life Dynamics, Inc. in conjunction with several personal injury attorneys around the country has begun a campaign to educate the public about the pedophile protection racket covered up inside abortion clinics.

The response to the campaign has been tremendous. In fact, many of the attorneys Life Dynamics contacted see the value in pursuing litigation against those who violate mandatory reporting laws.

Caught on Tape – NY City man abuses dog

Posted in Animal Abuse, Crazy People, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on January 13, 2010 by saynsumthn

Caught on Tape by the Elevator Camera: This man abuses a dog in the elevator !

this makes me MAD************************ Very hard to watch !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Caught on Tape – NY City man abuses dog

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