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3 million in Medicaid payments puts Planned Parenthood and doc Caroline Hoke under investigation

Posted in Financial mismanagement, Medicaid Billing Practices, Planned Parenthood Employee, Planned Parenthood Investigated, Planned Parenthood medicaid fraud with tags , , , , , , , on July 9, 2012 by saynsumthn

Planned Parenthood billing practices investigated
Sunday, July 08, 2012

July 8, 2012 (CHICAGO) — A published report says Illinois Medicaid’s inspector general is investigating the billing practices of Planned Parenthood of Illinois’ medical director.
Crain’s Chicago Business reports that more than $3 million in Medicaid funds went to Dr CAROLINE MARKEY HOKE MD in fiscal year 2009. The business journal says that made Hoke the Illinois program’s second-highest-paid doctor. Payments to Hoke dropped to nothing by 2011.

A spokesman for the state’s Medicaid agency says payments are being suspended to Hoke until billing issues are resolved.

Planned Parenthood of Illinois CEO Carole Brite denies wrongdoing and says the organization will have to repay the state an unspecified amount. Brite says the review began in 2010.

According to a Crains report: The Illinois Medicaid inspector general is investigating the billing practices of the medical director of Planned Parenthood of Illinois.

Dr. Caroline Hoke was reimbursed more than $3 million by Medicaid during the state’s 2009 fiscal year, making her the program’s second-highest-paid doctor at the time, but the payments fell to zero by 2011, Crain’s analysis of state records shows.

Crain’s analyzed Medicaid records of more than 30,000 physicians for the 2009-11 state fiscal years, which end on June 30.

Dr. Hoke’s reimbursements plunged by more than 70 percent, to $825,083, in 2010, from nearly $3.1 million in 2009. She received no payments in 2011. Her 2009 reimbursement included payments for services she provided as well as those billed by her but provided by others. It is common for a billing provider like Dr. Hoke to submit claims for providers she supervises.

Much of the money likely flowed to the organization. Her annual compensation of about $300,000 hasn’t changed since 2008, the year after she became medical director, tax records show.

What does Tax Dollars get Planned Parenthood of Illinois

Six Digit Pay Checks !!!! Paid for by you and me, according to their 2008 990 tax form.

Medical Director Caroline Hoke made $313,895

CEO Steve Trombley made $304,220 plus $58,000 bonus income = $362,220

Physician Jennifer Brown made $155,330

Physician Darwin Jackson made $111,525

CFO Cheryl Harris made $120,324

VP of development made $119,915

VP of clinic operations Julie Rabinovitz made $116,748

Assoc. Medical Director Kai Tao made $109,725

According to the report, the average hours they all worked was only 35 hours per week for their FAT CAT RICH SIX DIGIT PLANNED PARENTHOOD SALARIES !