Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Medicare Program; Monthly Actuarial Rates and Monthly Supplementary Medical Insurance Premium Beginning January 1, 2004, GAO-04-236R, B-293119, December 4, 2003
B-293119: Dec 4, 2003
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 October 24. The monthly actuarial rates for 2004 are $133.20 for aged enrollees and $175.50 for disabled enrollees. The monthly SMI premium rate is $66.60. 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. 2004" (RIN: 0938-AM91) (i) Cost-benefit analysis While a cost-benefit analysis was not conducted because the increases were statutorily directed.