Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Medicare Program; Changes to the Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System and Fiscal Year 2006 Rates
GAO-05-985R: Aug 26, 2005
- Full Report:
GAO reviewed the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) new rule on changes to the Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System and Fiscal Year 2006 rates. GAO found that (1) the rule revises the Medicare hospital inpatient prospective payment systems for operating and capital-related costs to implement changes arising from CMS's continuing experience with these systems; and (2) with the exception of the 60-day delay in the effective date, CMS complied with applicable requirements in promulgating the rule.