Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Medicare Program; Revisions to Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule for Calendar Year 2003 and Inclusion of Registered Nurses in the Personnel Provision of the Critical Access Hospital Emergency Services Requirement for Frontier Areas and Remote Locations
GAO-03-372R: Jan 2, 2003
- Full Report:
GAO reviewed the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service's (CMS)new rule on revisions to payment policies under the physician fee schedule for calendar year 2003 and inclusion of registered nurses in the personnel provision of the critical access hospital emergency services requirement for frontier areas and remote locations. GAO noted that (1) the rule would announce the physician fee schedule update for calendar year 2003 and refine the resource-based practice expense relative value units; and (2) CMS complied with applicable requirements in promulgating the rule.