Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: Medicare Program; Hospice Wage Index for Fiscal Year 2011
GAO-10-974R: Aug 2, 2010
- Full Report:
GAO reviewed the Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) new rule on Hospice Wage Index for fiscal year 2011. GAO found out that (1) the notice continues the phase out of the wage index budget neutrality adjustment factor (BNAF), with an additional 15 percent BNAF reduction, for a total BNAF reduction in FY 2011 of 25 percent; and (2) CMS complied with the applicable requirements.