Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Medicare Program; Prospective Payment System for Long-Term Care Hospitals RY 2007: Annual Payment Rate Updates, Policy Changes, and Clarification
GAO-06-782R: May 19, 2006
- Full Report:
GAO reviewed the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) new rule on annual payment rate updates, policy changes, and clarification for the Medicare Program's Prospective Payment System for Long-Term Care Hospitals RY 2007. GAO found that (1) the rule updates the annual payment rates for the Medicare prospective payment system for inpatient hospital services provided by long-term care hospitals; and (2) with the exception of the required 60-day delay in its effective date, CMS complied with applicable requirements in promulgating the rule.