Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Medicare Program; Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System; Payment Reform for Calendar Year 2004
GAO-04-369R: Jan 15, 2004
- Full Report:
GAO reviewed the Department of Health and Human Service's (HHS) new rule on the hospital outpatient prospective payment system's payment reform for calendar year 2004. GAO found (1) the rule would implement provisions of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 that affect the Medicare outpatient prospective payment system; and (2) HHS complied with applicable requirements in promulgating the law.