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Title
FY 2016 Wage Index Home Page
Description
See Below
Fiscal Year
2016
Type
Other
  1. FY 2016 FINAL Hospital Wage Index Development Time Table
    Note
    : In the FY 2015 IPPS Final Rule, CMS finalized the following changes to the timetable from the prior year:
    • The October PUF containing the S-3 data (for cost reports beginning during FY 2012) was released in May 2014 (now known as the “Preliminary May S-3 PUF”)
    • The Calendar Year (CY) 2013 Occupational Mix Survey data was released around mid July 2014. Hospital and MACs can visit the CY 2013 Occupational Mix Survey Home Page for information on deadlines, survey instructions and survey spreadsheets (related to the CY 2013 Occupational Mix Survey) . Click on the link in the related links section below to view the CY 2013 Occupational Mix Survey Home Page.
    • Hospitals will have until October 6, 2014 to request revisions to the wage data posted in the Preliminary May S-3 PUF and Preliminary CY 2013 Occupational Mix Survey data PUF.
    • Hospitals with cost reporting periods beginning on or after August 15, 2012 will have until October 15, 2014 to submit changes to their defined benefit pension plans. See timeline for complete details.
  2. FY 2016 Preliminary May S-3 PUF: Contains the preliminary worksheet S-3, Part II cost report wage data from FY 2012.  SEE NOTE IN NUMBER 1 ABOVE.
  3. FY 2016 Preliminary July Occupational Mix PUF and Supplement: Contains the preliminary Occupational Mix Survey data from CY 2013.  SEE NOTE IN NUMBER 1 ABOVE.  Reposted July 16, 2014.
  4. FY 2016 Wage Index Pension Cost Spreadsheet Overview & Instructions
  5. FY 2016 February 2015 Wage Index PUFs: Contains the February Worksheet S-3 cost report wage data and the Calendar Year 2013 occupational mix survey data
  6. FY 2016 February 13, 2015 Average Hourly Wage Comparison PUF: Contains the FY 2016 preliminary occupational mix adjusted CBSA Average Hourly Wages (AHWs) and the FY 2015 final occupational mix adjusted CBSA AHWs
  7. FY 2016 Proposed Rule Tables 2 and 3 (Wage Index Tables): Table 2- Proposed Case-Mix Index and Wage Index Table by CCN; Table 3- Proposed Wage Index Table by CBSA. Note: Table 2 contains information by CCN and information from the following tables that have been provided in previous fiscal years:  Tables 2, 4J, 9A, and 9C. Table 3 contains information by CBSA and information from the following tables that have been provided in previous fiscal years:  Tables 3A, 3B, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, and 4F. See the data files page for the Constituent Counties for Acute Care Hospitals File (formerly table 4E).
  8. FY 2016 Proposed Rule Wage Index Public Use Files: Open Attached Zip file. Attached is a PDF with a description of each zip file. Main zip file contains 6 zip files:
    • FY 2016 Proposed Rule Wage Index PUFs; S3 Part II and Occ Mix Data
    • FY 2016 Proposed Rule Average Hourly Wage by Provider and CBSA Public Use File
    • FY 2016 Proposed Occupational Mix Adjusted and Unadjusted Average Hourly Wages and Occupational Mix Factor by Provider
    • FY 2016 Proposed Occupational Mix Adjusted and Unadjusted Average Hourly Wages and Pre-Reclass Wage Indexes by CBSA
    • FY 2016 Proposed Rule AHW by Provider Area Listing
    • FY 2016 Proposed Rule Puerto Rico Specific Occupational Mix Adjusted and Unadjusted AHWs by Provider PUF
  9. FY 2016 May 1, 2015 Wage Index PUFs: Contains an excel spreadsheet with multiple tabs. One tab contains the May Worksheet S-3 cost report wage data and another tab contains the Calendar Year 2013 occupational mix survey data. Additional tabs provide more information on the files and description of the variables.
  10. Lugar Hospitals in Counties that Qualify for an Outmigration Adjustment  for FY 2016: Beginning with FY 2010, this table lists each Lugar hospital (deemed urban under section 1886(d)(8)(B) of the Act) that is located in a county that qualifies for an outmigration adjustment; the 3-year period for which the hospital is eligible for the outmigration adjustment; and whether or not the hospital accepted the outmigration adjustment in lieu of its urban status for each year of its 3-year eligibility. Please note that in the FY 2012 IPPS final rule, CMS finalized a policy that allows a Lugar hospital that is eligible for and accepts the outmigration adjustment to automatically waive its urban status for the 3-year period for which the outmigration adjustment is effective.
  11. Tables 2 and 3 Final Rule and Correction Notice (Wage Index Tables):  Excel file with multiple tabs that contains the final rule and correction notice Table 2- Final Case-Mix Index and Wage Index Table by CCN and Table 3- Final Wage Index Table by CBSA. Note: Table 2 contains information by CCN and information from the following tables that have been provided in previous fiscal years:  Tables 2, 4J, 9A, and 9C. Table 3 contains information by CBSA and information from the following tables that have been provided in previous fiscal years:  Tables 3A, 3B, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, and 4F. See the data files page for the Constituent Counties for Acute Care Hospitals File (formerly table 4E).
  12. F Y 2016 Final Rule and Correction Notice Wage Index Public Use Files: Open Attached Zip file. Contains two zip files, one for final rule files and one with correction notice files. Each zip file contains a PDF with a description of each zip file.
  13. FY 2016 Final Rule Average Hourly Wage Calculator (includes Occupational Mix AHW Calculator) – These spreadsheets can be used to calculate a hospital’s unadjusted and occupational mix adjusted average hourly wage used in the FY 2016 wage index.
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