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Former Planned Parenthood staffers explain how Medicaid fraud is being committed

Posted in Abortion Quota, Planned Parenthood Abortion Quota, Planned Parenthood former employee, Planned Parenthood illegal activity, Planned Parenthood medicaid fraud with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 16, 2017 by saynsumthn

|  (From Live Action News)

In 2015, seven former Planned Parenthood (PPFA) employees informed the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations that Planned Parenthood should be investigated for a number of potentially criminal and fraudulent acts. These former employees told Committee members in a formal letter that because Planned Parenthood receives half a billion in taxpayer funding annually, Planned Parenthood should “[…] merit close Government attention as to whether or not these funds are being spent appropriately.”

The former Planned Parenthood staffers’ letter noted, “we are of one mind that the extent of theses problems with the organization is not fully understood by the American people….” They added that they “could personally attest” that Planned Parenthood has “operated as a law unto itself, gladly accepting tens of millions of dollars of taxpayer support while using the rubric of ‘reproductive rights’ to claim exemption from the normal standards of accountability that every other recipient of public funds is expected to meet.”

In recent years, additional former Planned Parenthood staffers have come forward to accuse the abortion corporation of fraudulently overbilling Medicaid, milking American taxpayers for millions of dollars.

READ: Half of WI Planned Parenthood’s Medicaid payments were fraud, auditors say

Karen Reynolds

In August 2013, the whistleblower case of Karen Reynolds, a former employee of Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, resulted in the Houston-based Planned Parenthood affiliate paying $4.3 million to resolve civil allegations made by Reynolds under the False Claims Act in the Eastern District of Texas. According to a Department of Justice release:

The government alleged that between 2003 and 2009, Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast billed and was paid by government programs, Texas Medicaid, Title XX, and the Women’s Health Program, for certain items and services related to birth control counseling, STD testing and contraceptives when such items and services were either not medically necessary, not medically indicated or not actually provided.

According to a 2017 report called “Profit No Matter What,” published by Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) and the Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI), Planned Parenthood’s facilities were required “to constantly increase their ‘pay per visit’ goals which were the bills charged to Medicaid for every patient visit.”

A recent interview with former Planned Parenthood manager, Sue Thayer, indicated that Planned Parenthood also had abortion quotas:

Patricia Carroll

Patricia Carroll was employed as the Accounts Receivable Manager by Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast and stated in her claim against Planned Parenthood that she noticed “a large revenue increase” of 314.76% for PP in Huntsville “while preparing the monthly Projection report.” The Dallas Morning News said about Carroll’s Medicaid fraud accusation:

Carroll worked as the accounts receivable manager at Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast from 2007-2012. In that position, she said she discovered “a fraudulent Medicaid scheme” that dated back to 2002. She alleged that a Planned Parenthood clinic in Huntsville had an employee visit a charter school called Gulf Coast Trade Center and perform STD/HIV tests on the students there, all of whom receive Medicaid benefits.

Carroll said Planned Parenthood incorrectly coded the visits to collect Medicaid reimbursements, estimating the clinic received about $200 per student. “Thousands of claims were filed” in the ten year span, according to Carroll’s original complaint.

In May 2014, a federal district judge in Houston ruled that Carroll had “adequately pleaded factual content that allows the court to draw the reasonable inference that Planned Parenthood knowingly filed false claims.”

The ADF/CLI report added that “at least some of the services were not medically necessary due to the duplication of visits, teens already having been tested at the jails or court systems they came from, and the higher-level staff already onsite at the school who could provide the same testing and education at no cost.”

Carroll’s lawsuit was dismissed on January 29, 2016, for an undisclosed settlement amount, the ADF/CLI report states.

Victor Gonzalez’s complaint against Planned Parenthood

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P. Victor Gonzalez was employed as Vice President of Finance and Administration by Planned Parenthood of Los Angeles (PPLA). Gonzalez accused Planned Parenthood affiliates in California of marking up the cost of birth control drugs between 1997 and 2004 for government reimbursement, resulting in improper reimbursements — at taxpayer expense — far in excess of $200 million.

“An internal email from Gonzalez states that PPLA’s actual acquisition cost for oral contraceptive pills was $1-2, but that it was charging the government $12-48 per pack – a ‘hefty markup’ ‘proscribed by DHS regulations.’ Gonzalez estimates the impact on PPLA alone as approximately $4 million in revenues in a single typical year,” the ADF/CLI report states.

Sue Thayer

Sue Thayer, former manager for Planned Parenthood of the Heartland’s Storm Lake and LeMars facilities in Iowa, claimed Planned Parenthood defrauded Medicaid out of millions by overcharging for services, illegally billing for abortion-related care.

In 2015, Thayer testified before a Congressional committee about the claim, accusing Planned Parenthood of filing “[…] false claims totaling about $28 million with Iowa’s Medicaid program for (1) illegally dispensing “medically unnecessary” quantities of oral contraceptive pills and birth control patches to C-Mail Medicaid patients and doing so without a prescription; (2) fraudulently billing the Iowa Medicaid program for abortion-related services; and (3) coercing “donations” from Medicaid patients.

In an op-ed Thayer wrote in 2017, she elaborated further:

Planned Parenthood advertises that services and supplies are free, but when Medicaid-eligible women are served, it is expected they donate fifty percent of the total cost for the visit…. Planned Parenthood receives $542,000,000 in federal funding, yet asks women who live at or below the poverty line, who depend on federally-funded healthcare to make a donation — proof that Planned Parenthood is much more concerned about its bottom line than women in need.

“Planned Parenthood counted those payments as voluntary donations and billed the full amount to Medicaid,” Thayer recounted in her 2015 testimony, adding, “There is a reason that, despite technically being a nonprofit, Planned Parenthood has reported $765 million in excess revenue over the last 10 years. It is run very much like a business – focused on increasing revenues, placing its own bottom line above the interests of women. And yet leadership would take expensive trips to Europe and Russia and throw elaborate parties at fancy venues.”

In addition, Thayer discussed the alleged fraud accusations in the video below:

Abby Johnson

Abby Johnson, the former director of an abortion center operated by Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, (formerly Planned Parenthood of Houston and Southeast Texas) accused Planned Parenthood in her lawsuit of “repeated false, fraudulent, and ineligible claims for Medicaid reimbursements” through the Texas Women’s Health Program:

In violation of its duty to report such false, fraudulent, and/or ineligible claims and/or to reimburse the United States and/or the State of Texas for monies wrongfully received by Planned Parenthood of the Gulf Coast, Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast knowingly or willfully concealed the making of such false, fraudulent, and/or ineligible claims and knowingly or fraudulently retained funds which Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast knew it was not entitled to retain.

According to the ADF/CLI report, Johnson “alleged that Planned Parenthood of Houston and Southeast Texas filed at least 87,075 false, fraudulent, or ineligible claims with the Texas Women’s Health Program.”

As a result, Planned Parenthood wrongfully received and retained reimbursements totaling more than $5.7 million, Johnson alleged.

Abby Johnson alleges millions in fraud by Planned Parenthood

According to a report published by LifeSiteNews, the lawsuit also claimed:

… Planned Parenthood held a meeting in late 2008 or early 2009 to inform its clinic directors that it had been falsely billing the Texas WHP since January 1, 2007.  Johnson says that when she asked “what are we going to do about” the money that Planned Parenthood had improperly received, her supervisor answered, “Well, we are going to hope we don’t get caught.”

Ramona Trevino

A 2017 op-ed written by Ramona Trevino, a former Planned Parenthood North Texas facility manager, claimed further that “Medicaid patients are like mini cash cows for Planned Parenthood.” Trevino added, “Patients who went to Planned Parenthood abortion centers used federal funds to pay for post-abortion exams at Planned Parenthood’s non-abortion centers….”

Today, due in part to the broken promises of politicians to defund Planned Parenthood, American taxpayers are still forced to hand over $1.5 million per day to this fraudulent organization.

Government tax dollars going to Planned Parenthood in just the past ten years now total in the billions of dollars with little to no oversight, while Planned Parenthood continues to send hefty “campaign contributions” to its allies through its political arm. And, despite accusations of fraud, another half a billion in taxpayer dollars is slated to be handed over to Planned Parenthood in 2018.

It is past time to stop this abuse and defund Planned Parenthood.

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

Planned Parenthood’s fraud that Texas is pulling funds for political reasons

Posted in Medicaid Billing Practices, Planned Parenthood Medicaid Contract, Planned Parenthood medicaid fraud, Texas Abortion with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 23, 2015 by saynsumthn

This week, the state of Texas informed Planned Parenthood of its plan to remove its affiliates from the state’s Medicaid program. The announcement came after revelations that Planned Parenthood and specifically their Houston affiliate, Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast ( PPGC) is involved in a baby harvesting operation which has caused the nation to recoil in horror.

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Investigators from the Center for Medical Progress, posing as buyers for a Biotech company captured under cover conversations with the Director of Research for Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, Melissa Farrell. Farrell was recorded offering intact fetal cadavers for research as a “matter of line items.”

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In addition to mentioning the CMP video, the letter obtained by Live Action News from Texas Health and Human Services Commission’s inspector general, Stuart Bowen, tells Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast that his office had information suggesting that, “fraud and other related program violations have been committed by a number of Planned Parenthood affiliates enrolled in the Medicaid program in Texas, including you.”

Planned Parenthood clinics in Texas received $3.05 million in federal funds through Medicaid for family planning services last year, according to a report in the Texas Tribune.

The letter also states that the Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast is “liable directly, or by affiliation for a series of serious Medicaid program violations,” and that Planned Parenthood affiliates in the state are, “no longer capable of performing medical services in a professionally competent, safe, legal and ethical manner.”

The letter details cases where Planned Parenthood’s credibility as a Medicaid provider for the state was called into question:

    “In Reynolds, a Planned Parenthood Whistleblower alleged sufficient evidence of fraud to assure the federal court handling the matter that the case was worth pursuing, after which Planned Parenthood promptly settled the lawsuit for $4.3 million. Furthermore, when the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the 2013 settlement in Reynolds, it openly and compellingly criticized PPGC for “abuse of programs that are extremely important to the well-being of many American women.” Further, the DOJ was “particularly grateful to the Whistleblower” who came forward for revealing that Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast had billed the Texas Medicaid program, Title XX, and the Women’s Health Program “for items and services that were either medically unnecessary or were never actually provided.”

In the 2013 case mentioned in the letter, the state had accused Planned Parenthood of submitting more than $30 million in fraudulent bills between 2003 and 2009.

In addition to the Reynolds case, in 2014, another whistle-blower case alleged that PPCG defrauded Medicaid with regard to blood tests performed on Texas teens. The case was brought by Patricia Carroll who served for several years as the accounts receivable manager for Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast. The complaint stated that Carroll noticed “a large revenue increase” of 314.76% for a Planned Parenthood clinic in Huntsville while preparing the monthly projection report.

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Rather than looking at the hard cold facts that the citizens of Texas should not be forking over hard earned tax monies to an organization embroiled in so many accusations of fraud, the media is attempting to paint Planned Parenthood as some sort of a victim. And, although there are thousands of options for women’s healthcare in the state of Texas, other than Planned Parenthood, PPGC spokeswoman Rochelle Tafolla called the move by Texas “politically motivated.”

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But, while the media publishes Planned Parenthood’s faux outrage the organization’s mother ship in the state, PPCG is hardly lacking financially. According to Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast’s most recent 990 report the Houston abortion business netted over $43 million dollars in assets by the end of 2013. In addition, 10 out of 11 officers or staff listed on the Planned Parenthood report made a hefty six digit salary.

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PPGC’s statement of revenue shows $8,941,664 in total revenue that year which included $920,368 in government grants and $7,577,972 in contributions, gifts, and other grants. And, between 2009 and 2013, PPGC reported receiving $30,830,0483 in gifts, grants or contributions earning a whopping $3,603,781 in interest, dividends, and other investment income. In other words, Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast alone potentially earns as much revenue in interest as the amount the state of Texas is pulling through the state Medicaid program. So, when Planned Parenthood claims that women will be hurt by the mere $3 million state dollars the taxpayers will no longer have to pay through Medicaid, they are misleading the public.

Help this 9 year old pro-life boy raise funds to save babies from abortion and baby parts harvesting at Planned Parenthood

Posted in CPC, Mobile pregnancy center, Planned Parenthood Houston, Pro-life hero with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 11, 2015 by saynsumthn

Earlier this year, I introduced readers to a special little boy who wanted to raise funds to help the pro-life cause.

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His name is Max and at the age of 5 years-old he began praying in front of Planned Parenthood for the babies and their mom’s.

Last year, Max decided to walk for life where he says he was able to raise almost $2000.00 to help moms choose life through Houston Coalition for Life’s mobile crisis pregnancy center.

Now, at 9 years-old, Max is reaching out again.

Max is walking again this year to raise money — this time his goal is $10,000 for Houston Coalition for Life’s Big Blue Bus.

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Max’s mom told Saynsumthn that Max is very concerned for the babies and women and now that the Houston Planned Parenthood abortion mega center has been exposed participating in the grisly baby parts harvesting operation, Max is even more determined to help.

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The Big Blue bus sits on the street just outside the largest abortion facility in the Western Hemisphere, Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast,” Max tells his supporters in his video.

Think about this, 9 out of 10 pregnant women who go to Planned Parenthood for “help” get an abortion,” he says.

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In contrast Max points out that 9 out of 10 pregnant women who enter the Pro-life Big Blue Bus continue with their pregnancy. He said Houston Coalition for Life helped over 1000 women choose life last year outside the abortion behemoth.

The sweet sacrificial 9 year-old marketer suggests that everyone post his video on Twitter and Facebook and e-mail it to all your friends to help Max meet his $10,000 goal.

In addition, Max is trying to build an army of active pro-life kids he affectionately refers to as “Small but Mighty Kids.”

“It’s really great knowing you helped moms and babies
,” Max says.

Small but Mighty Kids Max

If you are interested in helping Max with his effort, click his fundraising page here.

Planned Parenthood X-board member works for TX office investigating them in baby parts scandal

Posted in Planned Parenthood Employee with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 11, 2015 by saynsumthn

Another amazing find from Operation Rescue shows the absolute bias that will be used in any investigation of a Planned Parenthood which is part of an alleged illegal baby parts harvesting operation.

From their report:

    It has been learned that a prosecutor in the Harris County District Attorney’s office that is currently investigating a Houston Planned Parenthood abortion clinic for selling aborted baby parts, serves on the Board of Directors for Planned Parenthood.

    Lauren Reeder Planned Parenthood

    Lauren Reeder is a prosecutor in the Harris County District Attorney’s criminal family law division. She apparently notified District Attorney Devon Anderson of her role with Planned Parenthood last week.

    Reeder is listed as a non-compensated “Director” on the 990 Tax Form for 2014 filed by Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast.

    Last week, Operation Rescue called on Anderson to appoint a special prosecutor to oversee the criminal investigation into Planned Parenthood.

In a statement released Friday, Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson said one of her assistant district attorneys disclosed that she is member of the Gulf Coast agency’s board of directors.

She made the disclosure in order to be transparent,” Anderson said in the release.

She added that she remained confident her office could conduct an “unbiased, fact driven investigation” of the allegations.

Anderson oversaw a previous abortion-related grand jury investigation of Houston abortionist Douglas Karpen after Operation Rescue released evidence in the form of photos and witness testimony that abortions babies were being born alive during abortions and intentionally killed by twisting their necks.

Anderson told the Houston Chronicle that Reeder would not be involved in the PPGC investigation.

“If at any time in the future, reliable and credible information is brought to my attention that would question our ability to continue to perform a fair, thorough and independent investigation of this matter due to her board membership, I will revisit the issue of seeking the appointment of an independent prosecutor and act accordingly.”

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Reeder’s LinkedIn page reads in part:

    As a member and former co-chair of Planned Parenthood Young Leaders, I worked to cultivate the next generation of donors and community leaders committed to the mission of Planned Parenthood through advocacy opportunities, monthly happy hours, and annual fundraisers.

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In addition she is listed as a Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, Board of Directors

Reeder was listed as the co-chair of the 2013 Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast “Party Like a Rock Star

An image captured by PaperCity shows Reeder at the Planned Parenthood event.

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She also chaired another Planned Parenthood event called Cocktails for a Cause and featuring Sandra Fluke.

According to the Houston Chronicle, Lauren Reeder contributed $925.00 to Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast Inc. Fund Action PAC.

Houston Planned Parenthood responds to vid as ambulance takes patient from abortion center

Posted in 911 calls, Aborted Baby Body Parts, abortion clinic safety, Abortion Clinic Worders, Abortion medical experiments, Abortion Pictures, Abortion Procedure, Center for Medical Progress, Planned Parenthood Ambulance, Planned Parenthood sells aborted baby parts with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 5, 2015 by saynsumthn

A Houston pro-life group is reporting that on the same day that the Center for Medical Progress released video of a Houston Planned Parenthood employee calling babies they harvest for organs “intact fetal cadavers” an ambulance was summoned to the abortion clinic.

Although there is no confirmation that the emergency call was to assist an abortion patient, as yesterday’s videos indicted, a major part of the clinic’s business is abortion.

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Writing on their Facebook page Houston Coalition for Life states:

    A patient on a gurney was rushed away from the Planned Parenthood of the Gulf Coast this afternoon! This is the10th Ambulance we have seen in 2015! Considering IV in progress and the track record of 911 calls we have heard thus far from this facility, it is highly likely the patient was suffering from a botched abortion! Please pray for all who were involved!

These emergency calls are not knew.

Earlier this year, pro-lifers documented four ambulance calls over a 30 day period to Houston’s Planned Parenthood mega center.

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Yesterday, The Center for Medical Progress released another video showing Director of Research for Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, Melissa Farrell, at the abortion-clinic headquarters of Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast in Houston, Texas.

Farrell admitted to what she thought were “buyers” of baby organs that six of the abortion facility’s doctors abort babies beyond 16 weeks.

She also suggested that the clinic altered the abortion procedure to get “intact specimens” otherwise known as human unborn babies.

Perhaps the most horrific part of the video was when CMP investigators were taken back to Planned Parenthood’s pathology lab where an assistant took aborted babies from a freezer.

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Ben Johnson over at LifeSite News described the interaction:

    The last several minutes of the video again shows graphic footage of the investigators inside the laboratories of the Houston abortion facility, combing through the body parts of a 20-week-old baby.

    “It was a twin,” an employee says as she retrieves the remains from the refrigerator.

    Clearly developed hands and feet are seen in the dish, as the investigator pulls out a lung with a pair of tweezers.

On their website, PPGC brags about about the facility having dry ice and freezers:

    Dedicated Research exam room with colposcope, digital scale, ECG and Ethernet
    Coordinator offices with restricted/locked access, fax machine, computer access with multiple data jacks, ample cabinet space for paper CRFs, ambient drug storage locker
    Laboratory with dry ice, multiple centrifuges, microscopes, refrigerators and freezers
    Office space for Monitors which include data jacks
    Space sufficient for group enrollment
    On-site document archive facilities

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In addition: they mention, “Donated Fetal Tissue” under the headline: Expertise:

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Responding to the taped footage, Melaney A. Linton, President & CEO of Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast released a statement which reads in part:

    “The footage released today doesn’t show Planned Parenthood staff engaged in any wrongdoing or agreeing to violate any legal or medical standards. Instead, the latest tape shows an extremely offensive intrusion and lack of respect for women, with footage of medical tissue in a lab. These extremists show a total lack of compassion and dignity for women’s most personal medical decisions.

    PPGC Statement

    “The video released today will be difficult for many people to see. Medical procedures and medical research are often difficult to watch. The video shows a Planned Parenthood staff member with an actor posing as a medical researcher handling fetal tissue in a lab. It is standard medical practice to review tissue to ensure the health and safety of patients, and this tissue was being examined and handled under the false pretense of a standard laboratory site visit for people purportedly conducting qualified medical research.”

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The video, which includes the graphic images of Planned Parenthood’s aborted children, has been viewed almost half a million times so far with YouTube now adding a content warning before it to be viewed.

CMP’s lead investigator, David Daleiden, was on Fox with Sean Hannity last night to discuss the latest video.

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Daleiden told Hannity that the procedure being used could be causing babies to be born alive.

Calling born alive infants the “dirty little secret of the abortion industry,” Daleiden told Hannity, that “Whenever we’re talking about fetal tissue harvesting,m we’re talking about cases where no feticide and no digoxin, no poison was used. And, if at the same time you’re trying to get those fetuses out as intact as possible, you’re creating a perfect storm for for there to be born alive infants.” he said.

He said there are 7 more videos yet to be released!

Video exposes Houston mega Planned Parenthood where babies are called intact fetal cadavers pulled from freezer

Posted in Aborted Baby Body Parts, Aborted baby born alive, Planned Parenthood Employee, Planned Parenthood Houston, Planned Parenthood sells aborted baby parts with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 4, 2015 by saynsumthn

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The Center for Medical Progress has released a 5th video showing the nation’s largest Planned Parenthood abortion facility offering intact fetal cadavers which they refer to as “specimens.”

Center for Medical Progress, posing as buyers for a Biotech company sat with the Director of Research for Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, Melissa Farrell, at the abortion-clinic headquarters of Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast in Houston, Texas.

Our organization has been doing research for many many many years,” Farrell tells CMP.

At issue is whether Planned Parenthood is violating federal law in selling aborted baby body parts and altering the abortion procedures to do so.

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We deviate from our standard to do that,” Planned Parenthood’s Director of Research says in the video.

Adding that the procedure is “generally standard” but admitting “I’m saying standard loosely.”

She also admits that six of the abortion facility’s doctors abort babies beyond 16 weeks and the “doctors” also do “research.”

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Asked if Planned Parenthood can alter or adjust the procedure to get the specific organ or tissue needed, the Planned Parenthood employee repeatedly replies yes.

Even agreeing to 18-20 week “specimens” that are “intact‘ meaning babies that are delivered or aborted whole.

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“We’re going to potentially have some that will be more or less intact and then some that will not be,” Farrell says.

Yeah if we alter our process and we are able to obtain intact fetal cadavers, then we can make it part of the budget that any dissections are this, and splitting the specimens into different shipments is this, I mean- that’s- it’s all just a matter of line items.”

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Farrell also indicates to the investigators over lunch that the specimen sales from her department contribute significantly to Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast’s overall finances: “I think everyone realizes, especially because my department contributes so much to the bottom line of our organization here, you know we’re one of the largest affiliates, our Research Department is the largest in the United States. Larger than any the other affiliates’ combined.

TEXAS INVESTIGATION

The Texas governor has ordered an investigation into Planned Parenthood and recently a hearing on the matter was conducted in the state.

During the hearing, the state’s attorney general testified their investigators saw fingers and toes in “POC Room”:

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    “Our investigators are working across Texas to gather information and evidence relevant to the case. Last week, after a meeting at a Houston Planned Parenthood clinic, officials there invited our team to take a look around, including a stop at what they call the ‘POC Room.’ POC stands for ‘Products of Conception.’ There, lab technicians receive the remains of aborted children – also known as ‘the products’ – which are washed, examined, bagged, refrigerated, accumulated and every week taken away by a contractor that burns their bodies as medical waste.”

    “As my staffers watched, a technician took an aborted child from a jar, rinsed it in a colander, and placed the body parts in a tray. Fingers and toes, exceptionally tiny but fully-formed, were clearly visible. The remains were eventually deposited in a red plastic bag, about the size of an average grocery sack. According to the people at the facility, they average at least 260 pounds of “medical waste” a week, every week.”

In 2013, Life Dynamics interviewed former employees from a Houston abortion facility unrelated to Planned Parenthood.

The abortion workers claimed the doctor would sometimes abort babies that would come out alive.

A partial transcript from the interview read as follows:

    Clinic Worker: “ Most of the time we would see him where the fetus would come completely out and of course the fetus would still be alive because it was still moving, of course, you could see the stomach breathing and um that’s when he would do his um, he would snip the spine, as they were saying this doctor did and of course the soft spot was one of the spots that he um would take one of the forceps, or what is it called? The dilators and stick it down the soft spot of the fetuses head.”

    Interviewer: “You saw this happen?”

    Clinic Worker: “Oh yes. I think every morning I saw on several occasions. If we had um, if we had 20 something patients, of course maybe 10 or 12, or 13 or 15 would be large procedures – out of those large procedures I’m pretty sure I was seeing 3 to 4 fetus that were completely delivered in some way or another.”

More on that here.

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD PATHOLOGY ROOM

In the Center for Medical Progress video, CMP “buyers” are taken into Planned Parenthood’s back pathology room where they ask to view any fresh specimens i.e. aborted babies.

With a BIG smile on her face, the Planned Parenthood assistant says, “We had a really long day and they are all mixed up in a bag,” she states as she giggles.

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They then ask for a look anyway and a Planned Parenthood worker tells them, “It varies on gestation, sometimes they come out really intact.”

They tell CMP that they keep the “specimens” frozen.

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The disturbing images of Planned Parenthood poking through the remains if unborn children are horrific as they brag that their tiny organs come out “really really well.

Stating they get “40 to 50 easy” babies per month that are 16-22 weeks.

In addition, the employees discuss how Planned Parenthood Federation of America is “moving away from a standardized policy” regarding fetal tissue donation because PPFA is, “encouraging more participation but they don’t want to get too into the mix of it,” they say.

Earlier this week, a vote in the Senate to defund Planned Parenthood failed to reach the needed 60 votes to move the bill forward. The abortion baby parts business receives half a billion dollars in federal tax money each year.

You can view how your Senator voted here.

Planned Parenthood fined TRIPLE what AG reported for medicaid fraud ! $4.3 million !

Posted in Medicaid Billing Practices, Planned Parenthood medicaid fraud with tags , , , , , , on July 31, 2013 by saynsumthn

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Planned Parenthood’s Houston-based affiliate clarified Tuesday that it settled for $4.3 million, three times the $1.4 million that Abbott reported a week ago.

The Houston Chronicle. has reported that Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast settled a whistle-blower lawsuit that alleged the Houston nonprofit engaged in fraudulent Medicaid billing for $4.3 million – nearly $3 million more than was announced last week by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott.

The say that, in finalizing the settlement, which includes total state and federal recovery, the agency claimed the allegations that it submitted more than $30 million in fraudulent bills between 2003 and 2009 were “baseless.”

The lawsuit was brought by a former medical assistant in agency’s Lufkin clinic. The lawsuit alleged “defendant’s billing policies routinely instructed clinic staff to enter billing codes for certain services, regardless of whether patients’ charts recorded that such service was actually provided.”

Last week, Texas Attorney General’s, in announcing a $1.4 million settlement, said its investigation showed the agency charged for “services that were never actually rendered, not medically necessary and were not covered by the Medicaid program.”

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