H.R. 6753 would amend the Social Security Act to establish a public-private partnership to detect and prevent health-care fraud. The Secretary of Health and Human Services would enter into a contract with a third party to carry out the duties of the partnership, including data analysis and sharing. A public-private partnership, including a contract with a third party, already exists to deter health-care fraud. Its membership includes several federal agencies, numerous state entities, and private firms. In CBO’s judgment, H.R. 6753 would codify existing agency practice and would have no budgetary effect.
Enacting H.R. 6753 would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.
CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 6753 would not increase net direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2029.
H.R. 6753 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act.