Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Medicare Program; Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities Prospective Payment System Payment Update for Rate Year Beginning July 1, 2008 (RY 2009)
GAO-08-777R: May 22, 2008
- 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 inpatient psychiatric facilities (IPF) prospective payment system update for the rate year beginning July 1, 2008. GAO found that (1) the rule updates the prospective payment rates for Medicare IPFs, with the changes being applicable to IPF discharges occurring during the rate year beginning July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009; and (2) with the exception of the delay in effective date, CMS complied with the applicable requirements in promulgating the rule.