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 Bill Status of HB0071  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  MEDICAID FRAUD-OBSTRUCTION

House Sponsors
Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy - Natalie A. Manley - Emanuel Chris Welch - Kathleen Willis, Frances Ann Hurley, Elgie R. Sims, Jr., Stephanie A. Kifowit, Deborah Mell, Sue Scherer, Mike Smiddy, Patrick J. Verschoore, Daniel V. Beiser, Deborah Conroy, Barbara Flynn Currie, Martin J. Moylan, Michelle Mussman, Jack D. Franks, Keith Farnham, Carol A. Sente and Linda Chapa LaVia

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. John G. Mulroe - Michael Connelly)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/16/2013HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 98-0354

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
305 ILCS 5/8A-2.5
305 ILCS 5/8A-13
305 ILCS 5/8A-15
305 ILCS 5/8A-18 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Public Assistance Fraud Article of the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that (i) any person who knowingly obtains unauthorized medical benefits or causes to be obtained unauthorized medical benefits (rather than knowingly obtains unauthorized medical benefits) with or without use of a medical card; (ii) any vendor that knowingly assists or knowingly or willfully fails to prevent a person from committing specified violations; or (iii) any person (including a vendor, organization, agency, or other entity) that, in any matter related to the medical assistance program, knowingly or willfully falsifies, conceals, or omits by any trick, scheme, artifice, or device a material fact, or makes any false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or representation, or makes or uses any false writing or document, knowing the same to contain any false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or entry in connection with the provision of health care or related services commits medical assistance fraud. Sets forth conduct that constitutes managed health care fraud. Enhances the criminal penalty, from a Class A misdemeanor to a Class 4 felony, for any person, firm, corporation, association, agency, institution, or other legal entity that, in any matter related to a State or federally funded or mandated health plan, knowingly and willfully makes a false statement in connection with the provision of health care or related services. Provides that no person shall willfully obstruct criminal investigations of health care offenses and makes a violation a Class 4 felony. Effective immediately.

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
305 ILCS 5/8A-18 new

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the bill as introduced, with the following changes: Provides that any vendor that knowingly assists a person (rather than any vendor that knowingly assists or knowingly or willfully fails to prevent a person) in committing specified violations concerning the unauthorized use of a medical card or the unauthorized use of medical benefits with or without a medical card commits medical assistance fraud. Provides that the term "knowledge" has the meaning ascribed to that term in the Criminal Code of 2012 when used in the context of certain violations of medical assistance fraud. Does not include provisions creating the offense of obstruction of criminal investigations of health care offenses. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/6/2013HousePrefiled with Clerk by Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  1/9/2013HouseFirst Reading
  1/9/2013HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  1/30/2013HouseAssigned to Judiciary
  1/31/2013HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Natalie A. Manley
  2/6/2013HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Judiciary; 016-000-000
  2/6/2013HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  2/8/2013HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  2/20/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Frances Ann Hurley
  2/21/2013HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Kathleen Willis
  2/21/2013HouseChief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. Kathleen Willis
  2/27/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
  2/28/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
  3/1/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Deborah Mell
  3/8/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sue Scherer
  3/12/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Smiddy
  3/13/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Patrick J. Verschoore
  3/13/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel V. Beiser
  3/14/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Deborah Conroy
  3/14/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
  3/15/2013HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  3/15/2013HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/18/2013HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Judiciary
  3/20/2013HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Judiciary; 016-000-000
  3/22/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Martin J. Moylan
  3/22/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michelle Mussman
  4/11/2013HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/11/2013HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  4/11/2013HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/15/2013HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 115-000-000
  4/15/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jack D. Franks
  4/15/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Keith Farnham
  4/15/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol A. Sente
  4/15/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  4/16/2013SenateArrive in Senate
  4/16/2013SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/16/2013SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. John G. Mulroe
  4/16/2013SenateFirst Reading
  4/16/2013SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/23/2013SenateAssigned to Judiciary
  5/1/2013SenatePostponed - Judiciary
  5/8/2013SenateDo Pass Judiciary; 009-000-000
  5/8/2013SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 9, 2013
  5/17/2013SenateSecond Reading
  5/17/2013SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 20, 2013
  5/24/2013SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2013
  5/31/2013SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael Connelly
  5/31/2013SenateThird Reading - Passed; 059-000-000
  5/31/2013HousePassed Both Houses
  6/19/2013HouseSent to the Governor
  8/16/2013HouseGovernor Approved
  8/16/2013HouseEffective Date August 16, 2013
  8/16/2013HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 98-0354

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