Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Medicare Program; Physician Fee Schedule Update for Calendar Year 2003, GAO-03-533R, B-292037, March 14, 2003
B-292037, Mar 14, 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 February 28. Will be $36.7856. The anesthesia CF for this period will be $17.05. 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. PHYSICIAN FEE SCHEDULE UPDATE FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2003" (RIN: 0938-AL21) (i) Cost-benefit analysis CMS estimates that the changes to the physician fee schedule update will increase Medicare expenditures for physicians' services by $1.1 billion in fiscal year (FY) 2003.