Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and Fiscal Year 2010 Rates and to the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Rate Year 2010 Rates: Final Fiscal Year 2010 Wage Indices and Payment Rates Implementing the Affordable Care Act
GAO-10-830R: Jun 17, 2010
GAO reviewed the Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) new rule on Medicare program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for acute care hospitals and fiscal year 2010 rates and to the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and rate year 2010 rates: final fiscal year 2010 wage indices and payment rates implementing the Affordable Care Act. GAO found that (1) the notice contains the final wage indices, hospital reclassifications, payment rates, impacts, and other related tables effective for the fiscal year (FY) 2010 hospital inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) and the rate year 2010 long-term care hospital (LTCH) prospective payment system.; and (2) CMS complied with applicable requirements in promulgating the rule.