H.R.1621 - Protecting Seniors from Health Care Fraud Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. Ruiz, Raul [D-CA-36] (Introduced 03/17/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means|
|Latest Action:||House - 03/24/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1621 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (03/17/2017)
Protecting Seniors from Health Care Fraud Act of 2017
This bill amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to direct the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to report annually to Congress and the public on: (1) the ten most prevalent health care fraud schemes targeted to seniors, (2) steps being taken to combat such schemes, and (3) policy suggestions to improve protections for seniors.
HHS may omit certain information from an annual report if public disclosure would compromise an ongoing investigation or educate criminals rather than seniors.
HHS shall disseminate reports to Medicare beneficiaries as specified by the bill.