Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Medicare Program; Notice of One-Time Appeal Process for Hospital Wage Index Classification, GAO-04-368R, B-293549, January 15, 2004
B-293549, Jan 15, 2004
This is our report on a major rule promulgated by the Department of Health and Human Services. It was published in the Federal Register as a notice on January 6. Enclosed is our assessment of the CMS's compliance with the procedural steps required by section 801(a)(1)(B)(i) through (iv) of title 5 with respect to the rule. If you have any questions about this report. The official responsible for GAO evaluation work relating to the subject matter of the rule is William Scanlon. The Secretary of Health and Human Services has found that waiver of the 30-day delay in the effective date is necessary to comply with the statutory requirements of section 508 of Public Law 108-173. Secs. 3501-3520 The notice does not contain any new information collections that are subject to review by the Office of Management and Budget under the Paperwork Reduction Act.