Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Medicare Program; Part A Premium for Calendar Year 2010 for the Uninsured Aged and for Certain Disabled Individuals Who Have Exhausted Other Entitlement
GAO-10-209R, Nov 6, 2009
GAO reviewed the Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) new rule on Medicare Program's part A premium for calendar year 2010 for the uninsured aged and for certain disabled individuals who have exhausted other entitlement. GAO found that (1) the rule announces Medicare Hospital Insurance (Part A) premium for uninsured enrollees in calendar year (CY) 2010. This premium is paid by enrollees age 65 and over who are not otherwise eligible for benefits under Medicare Part A and by certain disabled individuals who have exhausted other entitlement. The monthly Part A premium for the 12 months beginning January 1, 2010, for these individuals will be $461. The reduced premium for certain other individuals who qualify for a reduction of 45 percent will be $254; and (2) CMS complied with applicable requirements in promulgating the rule.