Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid: Medicare Program; Medicare Prescription Drug Discount Card, GAO-04-347R, B-293512, December 22, 2003
B-293512, Dec 22, 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 an "interim final rule with comment period" on December 15. 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. MEDICARE PRESCRIPTION DRUG DISCOUNT CARD" (RIN: 0938-AM71) (i) Cost-benefit analysis CMS estimates that savings for beneficiaries from discount card activities will range from $1.4 billion to $1.8 billion in the last nine months of 2004.