Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Medicare Program; Prospective Payment System and Consolidated Billing for Skilled Nursing Facilities for FY 2008
GAO-07-1181R: Aug 17, 2007
- Full Report:
GAO reviewed the Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) new rule on the Medicare Program's prospective payment system and consolidated billing for skilled nursing facilities for FY 2008. GAO found that (1) the final rule updates the payment rates used under the prospective payment system for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) for fiscal year 2008 and revises and rebases the SNF market basket and modifies the threshold for the adjustment to account for market basket forecast error; and (2) except for the delay in the effective date, CMS complied with applicable requirements in promulgating the rule.