HB 227/FN (BR 1424) - J. Coleman, S. Johns, P. Mason
AN ACT relating to health care.
Amend KRS 205.8451 to expand the definition of "provider" to include any entity providing goods or services or contracting with another to provide them and amend other definitions; amend KRS 205.8453 to require providers to attempt to detect fraud or abuse; amend KRS 205.8463 and 205.8461 to make Medicaid fraud a Class C felony if it is over $10,000, and provide for restitution to the Cabinet for Human Resources and recoupment expenses by the Attorney General's Office as well as a fine of up to three times the amount of gain upon the conviction of a felony offense; amend KRS 205.8467, 205.8469, and KRS 205.8471 to conform; create a new section of KRS Chapter 205 to allow the Attorney General to seek an injunction to prevent a provider from disposing of assets when Medicaid fraud is being committed; amend KRS 209.030 to require an agreement between the Cabinet for Human Resources and the Attorney General's Officer to provide that allegations of abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation of Medicaid recipients in health facilities which exhibit a substantial potential for criminal prosecution are referred by the cabinet to the Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Control Unit of the Attorney General's Office; amend KRS 508.090 to amend definitions; create new sections of KRS Chapter 508 to create patient abuse in the first, second, and third degrees; amend KRS 194.500 to conform.
Jan 9-introduced in House
Jan 12-to Health and Welfare (H)
Jan 16-posted in committee