Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: Medicaid Program; Disproportionate Share Hospital Allotments and Institutions for Mental Diseases Disproportionate Share Hospital Limits for FY 2012, and Preliminary FY 2013 Disproportionate Share Hospital Allotments and Limits
GAO-14-214R: Dec 4, 2013
GAO reviewed the Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' new rule on the Medicaid Program; disproportionate share hospital allotments and institutions for mental diseases disproportionate share hospital limits for FY 2012, and preliminary FY 2013 disproportionate share hospital allotments and limits. It was published in the Federal Register as a notice on July 26, 2013. GAO found that (1) the notice announces the final federal share disproportionate share hospital (DSH) allotments for federal fiscal year (FY) 2012 and the preliminary federal share DSH allotments for FY 2013. This notice also announces the final FY 2012 and the preliminary FY 2013 limits on aggregate DSH payments that states may make to institutions for mental diseases (IMDs) and other mental health facilities. This notice also includes background information describing the methodology for determining the amounts of states' fiscal year DSH allotments and IMD DSH limits. The Congressional Review Act (CRA) requires a 60-day delay in the effective date of a major rule from the date of publication in the Federal Register or receipt of the rule by Congress, whichever is later; and (2) CMS complied with applicable requirements in promulgating the rule, with the exception of the 60-day delay in effective date requirement.