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Title
FY 2018 Wage Index Home Page
Description
See Below
Fiscal Year
2018
Type
Other
  1. FY 2018 Hospital Wage Index Development Time Table [PDF, 146KB]
  2. FY 2018 Preliminary Wage Index PUFs [ZIP, 4MB] : Contains the FY 2018 preliminary Worksheet S-3 wage data from FY 2014 cost reports and the Calendar Year 2013 occupational mix survey data.
  3. Three Year MGCRB Reclassification Data for FY 2019 Applications [ZIP, 368KB] : Contains the three year average hourly wages used for FY 2018 MGCRB geographic reclassifications.
  4. FY 2018 Wage Index Pension Cost Spreadsheet Overview & Instructions [ZIP, 400KB]
  5. FY 2018 January 30, 2017 Wage Index PUFs [ZIP, 4MB] : Contains the following: January worksheet S-3 cost report wage data, calendar year 2013 occupational mix survey data, January deleted Worksheet S-3 cost report wage data and January deleted occupational mix data.
  6. FY 2018 January 30, 2017 Average Hourly Wage Comparison PUF [ZIP, 35KB] : Contains the FY 2018 preliminary occupational mix adjusted CBSA Average Hourly Wages (AHWs) and the FY 2017 final occupational mix adjusted CBSA AHWs.
  7. FY 2018 Proposed Rule Tables 2 and 3 (Wage Index Tables) [ZIP, 584KB] : Table 2- Proposed Case-Mix Index and Wage Index Table by CCN; Table 3- Proposed Wage Index Table by CBSA. 
  8. FY 2018 Proposed Rule Wage Index Public Use Files [ZIP, 5MB] : Open Attached Zip file. Attached is a PDF with a description of each zip file. Main zip file contains 5 zip files:
    • FY 2018 Proposed Rule Wage Index PUFs; S3 Part II and Occ Mix Data
    • FY 2018 Proposed Rule Average Hourly Wage by Provider and CBSA Public Use File
    • FY 2018 Proposed Occupational Mix Adjusted and Unadjusted Average Hourly Wages and Occupational Mix Factor by Provider
    • FY 2018 Proposed Occupational Mix Adjusted and Unadjusted Average Hourly Wages and Pre-Reclass Wage Indexes by CBSA
    • FY 2018 Proposed Rule AHW by Provider Area Listing
  9. FY 2018 April 28, 2017 Wage Index PUFs [ZIP, 4MB] : As of April 28, 2017, this file contains the FY 2018 Worksheet S-3 cost report wage data, Calendar Year 2013 Occupational Mix survey data, deleted Worksheet S-3 cost report wage data, and deleted occupational mix survey data. 
  10. Lugar Hospitals in Counties that Qualify for an Outmigration Adjustment for FY 2018 [ZIP, 14KB] : 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 (Wage Index Tables; Final Rule and Correction Notice) [ZIP, 1MB] : Contains four tabs. Two for the final rule and two for the correction notice. Table 2- Case-Mix Index and Wage Index Table by CMS Certification Number (CCN); Table 3- Wage Index Table by CBSA.
  12. FY 2018 Final Rule Wage Index Public Use Files (Final Rule and Correction Notice) [ZIP, 11MB] : The Attached zip file contains 2 zip files, one for the FY 2018 Final Rule and one for the one for the FY 2018 Correction Notice. Each zip file contains a PDF with a description of each zip file. Each zip file contains 6 zip files:
    • FY 2018 Wage Index PUFs; S3 Part II and Occ Mix Data
    • FY 2018 Average Hourly Wage by Provider and CBSA Public Use File
    • FY 2018 Occupational Mix Adjusted and Unadjusted Average Hourly Wages and Occupational Mix Factor by Provider
    • FY 2018 Occupational Mix Adjusted and Unadjusted Average Hourly Wages and Pre-Reclass Wage Indexes by CBSA
    • FY 2018 AHW by Provider Area Listing
  13. FY 2018 Final Rule Average Hourly Wage Calculator (includes Occupational Mix AHW Calculator) [ZIP, 22KB] : These spreadsheets can be used to calculate a hospital’s unadjusted and occupational mix adjusted average hourly wage used in the FY 2018 wage index.
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