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Last Modified: 8/12/2021 Location: FL, PR, USVI Business: Part A

News regarding wage index and occupational mix

Availability and revisions to wage index public use files (PUFs)
On Monday, May 24, CMS released the preliminary fiscal year (FY) 2023 worksheet S-3, Parts II and III wage index PUF. The FY 2023 IPPS wage index will be calculated based on federal FY 2019 hospital cost reports; that is, cost reports with fiscal year begin dates of on or after October 1, 2018, and before September 30, 2019. As part of the posting of the FY 2023 preliminary wage index PUFs, CMS also posted the calendar year (CY) 2019 occupational mix survey data. (This occupational mix file is also the latest available survey data that is being used for the FY 2022 wage index).
The American Hospital Association also generally makes the wage index PUF available to individual state hospital associations. The PUF excludes hospitals designated as critical access hospitals (CAHs) as of May. The FY 2019 wage data will be used in the development of the proposed FY 2023 wage index, to be published in the Federal Register in spring 2022.
Hospitals must review the file to confirm the inclusion and accuracy of their wage index and occupational mix data. Hospitals may request revisions to their preliminary data. As the FY 2023 Hospital Wage Index Development Timetable indicates, all requests from hospitals for changes to their FY 2023 wage index data must be submitted to and received by their MAC by September 2. A hospital that wishes to revise its wage index and/or occupational mix data must submit its request along with complete, appropriate, and detailed supporting documentation to its MAC. Requests postmarked by the September 2 deadline, but not received until after the deadline, will not be accepted. MACs must receive the revision requests and supporting documentation by this date.
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