Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: Medicare Program; End-Stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment System, Quality Incentive Program, and Bad Debt Reductions for All Medicare Providers
GAO-13-197R: Nov 26, 2012
GAO reviewed the Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) new rule on the Medicare Program; end-stage renal disease prospective payment system, quality incentive program, and bad debt reductions for all Medicare providers. GAO found that (1) the final rule updates and makes revisions to the end-stage renal disease (ESRD) prospective payment system (PPS) for calendar year (CY) 2013. The final rule also sets forth requirements for the ESRD quality incentive program (QIP), including for payment year (PY) 2015 and beyond; and (2) CMS complied with applicable requirements in promulgating the rule.