Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Medicare Program; Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities Prospective Payment System Payment Update for Rate Year Beginning July 1, 2006 (RY 2007)
GAO-06-763R: May 17, 2006
- Full Report:
GAO reviewed the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) new rule on inpatient psychiatric facilities prospective payment system payment update for rate year beginning July 1, 2006 (RY 2007). GAO found that (1) the rule updates the prospective payment rates for Medicare inpatient psychiatric facilities (IPFs) during the rate year beginning July 1, 2006, through June 30, 2007, and adopts the new Office of Management and Budget (OMB) labor market area definitions for the purpose of geographic classification and the wage index; and (2) with the exception of the required 60-day delay in its effective date, CMS complied with applicable requirements in promulgating the rule.