Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Medicare Program; Revisions to Payment Polices Under the Physician Fee Schedule for Calendar Year 2004
GAO-04-266R: Nov 19, 2003
- Full Report:
GAO reviewed the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) new rule on payment policies. GAO found that (1) the rule announces the physician fee schedule update for calendar year 2004 and refines the resource-based practice expense relative value units, among other changes to the Medicare Part B payment policy and (2) CMS, with the exception of the delay in the effective date, complied with all applicable requirements.