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Proposed Federal Firearm Legislation HB418

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Legislation Overview

Title: Medicare Fraud Enforcement and Prevention Act of 2013

Subject: Health: Business ethics: Civil actions and liability: Criminal justice information and records: Fraud offenses and financial crimes: Government studies and investigations: Judicial procedure and administration: Medicaid: Medicare: Public contracts and procurement

Description: Medicare Fraud Enforcement and Prevention Act of 2013 - Amends title XI of the Social Security Act (SSA) to increase criminal penalties for both felony and misdemeanor fraud under SSA titles XVIII (Medicare) and XIX (Medicaid). Adds a new offense of distribution of two or more Medicare or Medicaid beneficiary identification numbers or billing privileges. Applies civil monetary penalties to: (1) conspiracy to make false statements or commit other specified offenses with respect to Medicare or Medicaid claims; and (2) knowing creation or use of false records or statements with respect to the transmission of money or property to a federal health care program. Extends the statute of limitations from six to 10 years after presentation of a claim. Amends SSA title XVIII (Medicare), as amended by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), to revise screening requirements. Amends SSA title XI, as amended by PPACA, to require the access to claims and payment data granted to Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Attorney General to include access to real time claims and payment data. Requires the HHS Inspector General to implement mechanisms for the sharing of information about suspected fraud relating to the federal health care programs under Medicare, Medicaid, and SSA title XXI (Children's Health Insurance Program) (CHIP) with other appropriate law enforcement officials. Directs the HHS Secretary to provide for a study that analyzes the feasibility and benefits in reducing waste, fraud, and abuse of carrying out a program that implements biometric technology to ensure that individuals entitled to benefits under Medicare part A or enrolled under Medicare part B are physically present at the time and place of receipt of certain items and services for which payment may be made.

Session: 113th Congress

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.

Last Action Date: February 8, 2013



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1 sponsors: Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana;

Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 0% (1 of 435)

Chamber Date Action
House Feb 8, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
House Jan 25, 2013 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
House Jan 25, 2013 Referred to House Energy and Commerce
House Jan 25, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
House Jan 25, 2013 Referred to House Ways and Means
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Feb 6 2013 federal link bill text
Title Description Date State Link Text Adopted
There are no amendments to this bill at this time

Chamber: H

Committee Name: Subcommittee on Health

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