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H.R. 233: Medicaid Patient Abuse Prevention Act

The text of the bill below is as of Jan 3, 2019 (Introduced).


I

116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 233

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 3, 2019

(for himself and Mr. Welch) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce

A BILL

To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to clarify the authority of State Medicaid fraud and abuse control units to investigate and prosecute cases of Medicaid patient abuse and neglect in any setting, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Medicaid Patient Abuse Prevention Act.

2.

Clarifying authority of State Medicaid fraud and abuse control units to investigate and prosecute cases of Medicaid patient abuse and neglect in any setting

(a)

In general

Section 1903(q)(4)(A)(ii) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396b(q)(4)(A)(ii)) is amended by inserting after patients residing in board and care facilities the following: and of patients (who are receiving medical assistance under the State plan under this title) in a noninstitutional or other setting.

(b)

Availability of funding

Section 1903(a)(6) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396b(a)(6)) is amended, in the matter following subparagraph (B), by striking (as found necessary by the Secretary for the elimination of fraud in the provision and administration of medical assistance provided under the State plan).