H.R.3245: Medicare Civil and Criminal Penalties Update Act

Author's Summary:  "This bill amends title XI of the Social Security Act to increase civil money penalties and criminal fines for Federal health care program fraud and abuse, and for other purposes."

IB Summary:  According to Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R - FL): "The Medicare program is absolutely critical for seniors in the Tampa Bay area and across the country. Not only is fraud and abuse in Medicare an affront to hardworking taxpayers, it hurts the millions of seniors who rely on the program. I’m proud to be working with my fellow Tampa Bay representative, Congresswoman Castor, to ensure Medicare is strong for today’s and tomorrow’s beneficiaries."

Status: Introduced on 09/13/2017. Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee by Voice Vote.

Links: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/3245/text?r=3