Medicare Program--Limited Additional Opportunity To Request Certain Hospital Wage Data Revisions for FY 1999
OGC-99-20: Published: Dec 8, 1998. Publicly Released: Dec 8, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Health Care Financing Administration's (HCFA) new rule on providing hospitals with a limited additional opportunity to request certain hospital wage data revisions for fiscal year (FY) 1999. GAO noted that: (1) the final rule would provide hospitals with a limited additional opportunity to request certain revisions to their wage data used to calculate the FY 1999 hospital wage index; and (2) HCFA complied with applicable requirements in promulgating the rule.