More problems with PP in Washington: PP Spokane overbills Medicaid by almost $630,000
This article originally appeared in this issue of the WSR: 2009-08-19

A state audit of Planned Parenthood of Spokane reveals that the abortion facility overbilled Medicaid by almost $630,000, which it must repay with interest.

According to the Abortion in Washington web site, the audit shows that PPS has been “overbilling Medicaid for condoms; charging for contraceptives without a prescription; 'unbundling' abortion claims [separating costs such as post-abortion antibiotics, resulting in a higher rate than is allowed for the bundled services]; and claiming patients were having doctor visits when they were just picking up a prescription” as well as billing for pregnancy tests performed when pregnancy was not suspected and without medical necessity.