Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Medicare Program; Prospective Payment System for Long-Term Care Hospitals RY 2008: Annual Payment Rate Updates, and Policy Changes; and Hospital Direct and Indirect Graduate Medical Education Policy Changes
GAO-07-876R: May 25, 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 Payments System for long-term care hospitals RY 2008: annual payment rate updates, and policy changes; and hospital direct and indirect graduate medical education policy changes. GAO found that (1) the final rule updates the annual payment rates for inpatient hospital services provided by long-term care hospitals and also changes policies governing graduate medical education and indirect medical education; and (2) with the exception of the 60-day period prior to the effective date, CMS complied with applicable requirements in promulgating the rule.