Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Medicare Program; Coverage and Payment of Ambulance Services; Recalibration of Conversion Factor; Inflation Update for CY 2005
GAO-05-178R: Nov 29, 2004
- Full Report:
GAO reviewed the Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) new rule on coverage and payment of ambulance services; recalibration of conversion factor; and inflation update for FY 2005. GAO found that (1) the rule discusses the annual review of the conversion factor used to calculate the Medicare program ambulance fee schedule and the annual ambulance inflation factor for calendar year 2005; and (2) CMS complied with applicable requirements in promulgating the rule.