Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: Medicare Program; Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Prospective Payment System for Federal Fiscal Year 2012; Changes in Size and Square Footage of Inpatient Rehabilitation Units and Inpatient Psychiatric Units
GAO-11-913R: Aug 18, 2011
- Full Report:
GAO reviewed the Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS), new rule on inpatient rehabilitation facility prospective payment system for federal fiscal year 2012; and changes in size and square footage of inpatient rehabilitation units and inpatient psychiatric units. GAO found that (1) the final rule establishes a new quality reporting program that provides for a 2-percent reduction in the annual increase factor beginning in 2014 for failure to report quality data to the Secretary of Health and Human Services as required by section 3004 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; and (2) CMS complied with applicable requirements in promulgating the rule.