Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Medicare Program; Revised Payment System Policies for Services Furnished in Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASCs) Beginning in CY 2008
GAO-07-1177R: Aug 17, 2007
- Full Report:
GAO reviewed the Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) new rule on revised payment system policies for services furnished in ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs). GAO found that (1) the final rule revises the ASC payment system, establishes the ASC list of covered surgical procedures, identifies covered ancillary services under the revised ASC payment system, and sets forth the amounts and factors that will be used to determine the ASC payment rates for calendar year 2008; and (2) CMS complied with the applicable requirements in promulgating the rule.