Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Medicare Program; Prospective Payment System and Consolidated Billing for Skilled Nursing Facilities for FY 2006
GAO-05-977R: Aug 18, 2005
- Full Report:
GAO reviewed the Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) new rule on consolidated billing for skilled nursing facilities for fiscal year 2006. GAO found that (1) the rule updates the payments rates used under the prospective payment system for skilled nursing facilities for fiscal year 2006, and (2) CMS, with the exception of the 60-day delay in effective date, complied with applicable requirements in promulgating the rule.