H. R. 423
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
January 9, 2019
Ms. Brownley of California introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
For the relief of Robert Feiss.
The Secretary of the Treasury shall pay, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of $39,709.66 to Robert Feiss of Ojai, California, in compensation for payments he was entitled to but did not receive for years 2011 through 2013 under the Primary Care Incentive Payment Program established under section 1833(x) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395l(x)) and in consideration of the fact—
that Robert Feiss has served as an outspoken advocate for the health care needs of his patients through his work as a primary care physician; and
that, on May 30, 2018, the United States Court of Federal Claims found that
It appears that, through no fault of his own, plaintiff has lost over $39,000 in government Medicare incentive payments that he was entitled to by providing Family Practice services and that
the evidence strongly supports plaintiff’s argument that he was providing Family Practice services and should have been classified as such, but a coding error denied plaintiff this status for several years.
Satisfaction of claim
The sum paid under section 1 shall be in full satisfaction of any claims that Robert Feiss may have against the United States arising on the basis of payments owed for years 2011 through 2013 under the Primary Care Incentive Payment Program described in section 1(1)(B).
Limitation on attorney fees
Not more than 10 percent of the sum paid under section 1 shall be paid to or received by any agent or attorney for services rendered in connection with the recovery of such sum. Any person who violates this section shall be fined under title 18, United States Code.