Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: Medicare Program; Home Health Prospective Payment System Rate Update for Calendar Year 2012
GAO-12-227R: Nov 21, 2011
- Full Report:
GAO reviewed the Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) new rule on Medicare's home health prospective payment system. GAO found that (1) the final rule sets forth updates to the home health prospective payment system rates, including the national standardized 60-day episode rates; the national per-visit rates; and the low utilization payment amount under the Medicare PPS for home health agencies effective January 1, 2012; and (2) CMS complied with applicable requirements in promulgating the rule.