Health Care Financing Administration:
Medicare Program--Inpatient Hospital Deductible and Hospital and Extended Care Services Coinsurance Amounts for 2000
OGC-00-13: Published: Dec 13, 1999. Publicly Released: Dec 13, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Health Care Financing Administration's (HCFA) new rule on inpatient hospital deductible and hospital extended care services coinsurance amounts for 2000. GAO noted that: (1) the rule would announce the inpatient hospital deductible and the hospital and extended care services coinsurance amounts for services furnished in calendar year 2000 under Medicare's hospital insurance program; (2) the Medicare statute specifies the formula used to determine these amounts; and (3) HCFA complied with applicable requirements in promulgating the rule.