Medicare and Medicaid Programs--Salary Equivalency Guidelines for Physical Therapy, Respiratory Therapy, Speech Language Pathology, and Occupational Therapy Services
OGC-98-30: Published: Feb 23, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 23, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Health Care Financing Administration's (HCFA) new rule on salary equivalency guidelines. GAO noted that: (1) the rule would revise the salary equivalency guidelines for Medicare payments for the reasonable costs of physical therapy, respiratory therapy, speech language pathology and occupational therapy services furnished under arrangements by an outside contractor; and (2) HCFA complied with applicable requirements in promulgating the rule.