Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Medicare Program; Medicare Part B Monthly Actuarial Rates, Premium Rate, Annual Deductible for Calendar Year 2006
GAO-06-131R: Oct 6, 2005
- Full Report:
GAO reviewed the Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) new rule on Medicare Part B monthly actuarial rates, premium rate, and annual deductible for calendar year 2006. GAO found that (1) the notice announces the monthly actuarial rates for the aged (age 65 and over) and disabled (under age 65) enrollees for the Part B account in the Medicare Supplementary Medical Insurance trust fund for January 1, 2006 and the monthly Part B premium to be paid by enrollees during 2006; and (2) CMS complied with applicable requirements in promulgating the rule.