Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Medicare Program: Changes to the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System and CY 2010 Payment Rates; Changes to the Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment System and CY 2010 Payment Rates
GAO-10-283R: Dec 7, 2009
- Full Report:
GAO reviewed the Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) new rule on changes to the hospital outpatient prospective payment and the ambulatory surgical center payment systems and CY 2010 payment rates for Medicare. GAO found that (1) the final rule revises the Medicare hospital outpatient prospective system (OPPS) and also updates the revised Medicare ambulatory surgical center (ASC) payment system to implement applicable statutory requirements and changes arising from experience with the systems; and (2) with the exception of the delay in the rule's effective date, CMS complied with the applicable requirements in promulgating the rule.