S. 2389, A bill to deem the submission of certain claims to an Indian Health Service contracting officer as timely

August 7, 2012
Cost Estimate


As ordered reported by the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs on June 28, 2012

S. 2389 would amend federal law regarding certain health care claims submitted to the Indian Health Service (IHS). Specifically, the bill would deem certain claims submitted to an IHS contracting officer on or before October 31, 2005, involving a claim that accrued between October 1, 1995, and September 30, 1999, to have been submitted within the period specified by the statute of limitations.

CBO estimates that enacting S. 2389 would increase direct spending from the Judgment Fund of the U.S. Treasury by $12 million over the 2013-2022 period. Because the legislation would affect direct spending, pay-as-you-go procedures apply. Enacting S. 2389 would not affect revenues.

CBO also estimates that implementing S. 2389 would have an insignificant effect on spending subject to appropriation.

S. 2389 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (UMRA).