Department of Health and Human Services, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Medicare Program; Application of Inherent Reasonableness to All Medicare Part B Services (Other Than Physician Services)
GAO-03-359R: Dec 23, 2002
- Full Report:
GAO reviewed the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) new rule on payment of services. GAO found that (1) the rule would set forth the process for establishing a realistic and equitable payment amount for all Medicare Part B Services when the existing payment amounts are inherently unreasonable because they are either grossly excessive or deficient; and (2) CMS complied with applicable requirements in promulgating the rule.