Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Medicare Program; Changes to the Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems and Fiscal Year 2005 Rates
GAO-04-1053R: Aug 24, 2004
- Full Report:
GAO reviewed the Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service's (CMS) new rule on changes to the hospital inpatient prospective payment systems and fiscal year 2005 rates. GAO found that (1) the final rule revises the Medicare hospital inpatient prospective payment systems for operating and capital-related costs to implement changes arising from CMS's continuing experience with these systems and to implement changes made by the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003; and (2) CMS complied with all applicable requirements in promulgating the rule with the exception of the 60-day delay in the effective date.