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 2005
GAO-05-180R: Nov 30, 2004
- Full Report:
GAO reviewed the Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) new rule on payment policies under the Physician Fee Schedule for calendar year 2005. GAO found that (1) the rule would refine the resource-based practice expense relative value units and makes other changes to Medicare Part B payment policy; and (2) with the exception of the delay in effective date, CMS complied with all applicable requirements in promulgating the rule.