According to Court House News, Patricia Carroll brought the complaint in late 2012 after serving as the accounts receivable manager for Houston-based Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast Inc. for five years. In March of that year, she had allegedly noticed that a Planned Parenthood clinic in Huntsville experienced a revenue increase of more than 300 percent.
On July 30,2013 Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast settled a whistle-blower lawsuit that alleged the Houston abortion giant engaged in fraudulent Medicaid billing for $4.3 million.
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.”
“This settlement is not an admission of guilt,” Planned Parenthood said in a prepared statement.
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