Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Medicare Program; Prospective Payment System and Consolidated Billing for Skilled Nursing Facilities--Update, GAO-03-1087R, B-292673, August 8, 2003
B-292673, 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 4. 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. UPDATE" (RIN: 0938-AL90) (i) Cost-benefit analysis The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services estimates that the impact of the standard update will increase payments to SNFs by approximately $400 million. 609 Since the overall impact of the final rule is positive for the industry as a whole.