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Planned Parenthood to Continue Contracts with Oklahoma

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Health Care Authority says it has reached an agreement with Planned Parenthood for the nonprofit agency to continue providing services to Medicaid recipients for the next year at clinics in the Oklahoma City and Tulsa areas.

Health Care Authority attorney Nicole Nantois (nan-TWAH') said in a statement late Thursday that the agency reached a resolution with Planned Parenthood of Central Oklahoma and Planned Parenthood of the Heartland. She says both providers have entered into conditional one-year provider agreements.

Republican Gov. Mary Fallin urged the agency last year to cancel the contracts for what she called a high rate of billing errors. Planned Parenthood has said the problems are exaggerated.

Planned Parenthood said in a statement Thursday they were pleased the Health Care Authority reconsidered its decision.