Medicare Program--Changes to the Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems and Fiscal Year 2000 Rates
OGC-99-58: Published: Aug 13, 1999. Publicly Released: Aug 13, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Health Care Financing Administration's (HCFA) new rule on changes to the hospital inpatient prospective payment systems and fiscal year 2000 rates. GAO noted that: (1) the final rule would revise the Medicare hospital inpatient prospective payment systems for operating costs and capital-related costs to implement changes arising from HCFA's continuing experience with the systems; and (2) HCFA complied with applicable requirements in promulgating the rule.