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Quote of the day: ‘Waste, abuse, potential fraud’ found in abortion industry audits

The 51 Planned Parenthood[s] across 12 states that are known to have been audited comprise about 8 percent of the organization’s 650 or so clinics operated across America. Yet these relatively few audits alone revealed at least $12.8 million in potentially fraudulent payments made by the organization under the Medicaid program….

According to these audits, many of the services that were overbilled or improperly submitted under Medicaid were related to abortion care, including pre-abortion exams and counseling….

“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,” the [Charlotte Lozier Institute] report detailed.

If the percentage of overbilling found in these 61 [state family planning program] audits were applied to the entire Medicaid program as a whole, “it would amount to $42.5 billion in overbilling, and an extra $13.3 billion in waste, abuse, and potential fraud of taxpayer dollars,” Charlotte Lozier calculated.

~ Brittany M. Hughes, MRC-TV, January 6, 2017

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