Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Medicare Program; Home Health Prospective Payment System Refinement and Rate Update for Calendar Year 2008
GAO-07-1215R: Sep 10, 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 Home Health Prospective Payment System refinement and rate update for calendar year 2008. GAO found that (1) the final rule sets forth an update to the 60-day national episode rates and the national per-visit amounts under the Medicare prospective payment system for home health services, rebases and revises the home health market basket to ensure it continues to adequately reflect the price changes of efficiently providing home health services, sets forth refinements to the payment system, and establishes new quality of care data collection requirements; and CMS complied with applicable requirements in promulgating the rule.