Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Medicare Program; Prospective Payment System for Long-Term Care Hospitals: Annual Payment Rate Updates, Policy Changes, and Clarification
GAO-05-694R: May 20, 2005
- Full Report:
GAO reviewed the Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) new rule on policy changes and clarification to the annual payment rates for the prospective payment system for long-term care hospitals. GAO found that (1) the new rule updates the annual payment rates for the Medicare prospective payment system for inpatient hospital services provided by long-term care hospitals; and (2) CMS complied with applicable requirements in promulgating the rule.