Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Medicare Program; Inpatient Hospital Deductible and Hospital and Extended Care Services Coinsurance Amounts for 2004, GAO-04-235R, B-293113, December 4, 2003
B-293113, Dec 4, 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 notice on October 24. The inpatient hospital deductible will be $876. The daily coinsurance amounts will be: (a) $219 for the 61st through the 90th day of hospitalization in a benefit period. 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. INPATIENT HOSPITAL DEDUCTIBLE AND HOSPITAL AND EXTENDED CARE SERVICES COINSURANCE AMOUNTS FOR 2004" (RIN: 0938-AM31) (i) Cost-benefit analysis While a cost-benefit analysis was not conducted because the increases were statutorily directed.