H.R. 6130: H.R. 6130 - Strengthening Medicare Anti-Fraud Act

H.R. 6130

H.R. 6130 - Strengthening Medicare Anti-Fraud Act

Date
September 22, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)

Staff Contact
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Floor Situation

H.R. 6130 is expected to be considered on the House floor on Wednesday, September 22, 2010, under a suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage.  Rep. Stark (D-CA) introduced H.R. 6130 on September 15, 2010, and it was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. 

Bill Summary

H.R. 6130 would prevent any individual with ownership stake or knowledge of fraud in a sanctioned entity or is officer or managing employee of a sanctioned entity from participating in federal health care programs.

Background

Medicare fraud is a huge problem that cost taxpayers billions of dollars.  Major news organizations and other media outlets have reported that Medicare fraud involving everything from fake patients to multistate criminal rings bilk $60 billion or more annually from seniors and taxpayers.

Cost

As of publication, the Congressional Budget Office has not released a score.