Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Medicare Program; Part A Premium for Calendar Year 2009 for the Uninsured Aged and for Certain Disabled Individuals Who Have Exhausted Other Entitlement
GAO-09-69R: Oct 6, 2008
- Full Report:
GAO reviewed the Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) new rule on the Medicare Program, part A premium for calendar 2009 for the uninsured aged and for certain disabled individuals who have exhausted other entitlement. GAO found that (1) the rule announces Medicare's Hospital Insurance premium for uninsured enrollees in calendar year 2009, the premium for the 12 months beginning January 1, 2009, for these individuals will be $443, and the reduced premium for certain other individuals will be $244; and (2) CMS complied with applicable requirements in promulgating the rule.