Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Medicare Program; Changes to the Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems and Fiscal Year 2008 Rates
GAO-07-1200R: Sep 6, 2007
- Full Report:
GAO reviewed the Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) new rule on the Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems and fiscal year 2008 rates. GAO found that (1) the rule revises the Medicare hospital inpatient prospective payment system for operating and capital-related costs and sets limits on the rate of increase for certain hospitals and hospital units that are excluded from the inpatient prospective payment system and that are paid on a reasonable cost basis or are paid under the inpatient prospective payment system with a portion of that payment based on reasonable cost principles; and (2) with the exception of the delay in the rule's effective date, CMS complied with applicable requirements in promulgating the rule.