Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: Medicare Program; Changes to the Medicare Advantage and the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Programs for Contract Year 2012 and Other Changes
GAO-11-585R: May 2, 2011
- Full Report:
GAO reviewed the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services new rule on changes to the Medicare Advantage and the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit programs. GAO found that (1) the final rule makes revisions to the Medicare Advantage program (Part C) and Prescription Drug Benefit Program (Part D) to implement provisions specified in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 and makes other changes to the regulations based on CMS's experience in the administration of the Part C and Part D programs; and (2) CMS complied with the applicable requirements in promulgating the rule.