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senate Bill S. 1666

Healthcare Privacy and Anti-Fraud Act

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Healthcare Privacy and Anti-Fraud Act

Official Title

A bill to amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to improve the patient navigator program.


Healthcare Privacy and Anti-Fraud Act - Amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to issue guidance (including concerning liability) to protect the privacy of individually identifiable information submitted to, or accessed by, health care exchange navigators. Requires entities receiving grants under the navigator program to ensure that their employees undergo background checks, take an oath not to disclose individually identifiable information, and meet educational and licensure requirements comparable to those applicable to health insurance agents and brokers in the state. Imposes criminal penalties for disclosure of individually identifiable information and misrepresentation as a navigator. Directs the Secretary to annually make available a list of entities providing navigator services and a list of those determined to be ineligible or convicted of offenses described in this Act. Amends the Internal Revenue Code to exempt individuals from the penalty for not maintaining minimum essential coverage for any month if the failure resulted from advice of a navigator or a person purporting to provide such services.

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      senate Committees
      Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
    IntroducedNovember 7th, 2013

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