Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: Medicare Program; Part A Premiums for CY 2014 for the Uninsured Aged and for Certain Disabled Individuals Who Have Exhausted Other Entitlement
GAO-14-201R: Nov 22, 2013
- Full Report:
GAO reviewed the Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' new rule on the Medicare Program; Part A premiums for CY 2014 for the uninsured aged and for certain disabled individuals who have exhausted other entitlement. It was published in the Federal Register as a notice on October 30, 2013. GAO found that (1) the notice announces Medicare's Hospital Insurance (Part A) premium for uninsured enrollees in calendar year (CY) 2014. This premium is paid by enrollees age 65 and over who are not otherwise eligible for benefits under Medicare Part A (hereafter known as the uninsured aged) and by certain disabled individuals who have exhausted other entitlement; and (2) CMS complied with applicable requirements in promulgating the rule.