Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Medicare Program; Changes to the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Prospective Payment System and Fiscal Year 2004 Rates, GAO-03-1086R, B-292672, August 8, 2003
B-292672, Aug 8, 2003
This is our report on a major rule promulgated by the Department of Health and Human Services. It was published in the Federal Register as a final rule on August 1. Enclosed is our assessment of the CMS's compliance with the procedural steps required by section 801(a)(1)(B)(i) through (iv) of title 5 with respect to the rule. If you have any questions about this report. The official responsible for GAO evaluation work relating to the subject matter of the rule is William Scanlon. CHANGES TO THE INPATIENT REHABILITATION FACILITY PROSPECTIVE PAYMENT SYSTEM AND FISCAL YEAR 2004 RATES" (RIN: 0938-AL95) (i) Cost-benefit analysis The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services projects that updating the IRF prospective payment system for fiscal year 2004 will increase by $187.3 million over fiscal year 2003 levels. (ii) Agency actions relevant to the Regulatory Flexibility Act.