Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Medicare Program; Changes to the Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems and Fiscal Year 2004 Rates, GAO-03-1085R, B-292671, August 8, 2003
B-292671, 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. The total impact is approximately a $1.8 billion increase from Fiscal Year 2003 to Fiscal Year 2004. (ii) Agency actions relevant to the Regulatory Flexibility Act. The final rule was published using the notice and comment procedures found at 5 U.S.C. 553.