FY 2022 Wage Index Home Page

Title
FY 2022 Wage Index Home Page
Description
See Below
Fiscal Year
2022
Type
Other
  1. FY 2022 Hospital Wage Index Development Time Table (PDF) - Updated 04/13/2021: May 28, 2021 is the deadline for hospitals to submit correction requests to both CMS and their MAC to correct errors due to CMS or MAC mishandling of the final wage and occupational mix data as posted in the April 30, 2021 PUF. As stated in the FY 2022 Hospital Wage Index Development Timetable (see https://www.cms.gov/files/document/fy-2022-hospital-wage-index-development-time-table.pdf (PDF) ), hospitals are required to submit an electronic copy and a hard copy of their appeal requests to CMS and their MAC by May 28, 2021. To accommodate hospital staff who are working on urgent COVID-19 related matters, CMS is not requiring hospitals to submit hard copies of their appeal requests for the FY 2022 wage index; hospitals are only required to submit to CMS and their MAC the electronic copies of their appeal requests by May 28, 2021. As stated in the FY 2022 Hospital Wage Index Development Timetable, appeals shall be sent electronically at wageindexreview@cms.hhs.gov. Email files shall not exceed 20 megabytes; to comply with the size limit for larger files, hospitals may either send their appeals with attachments in separate emails (e.g., note in the subject line “sending 1 of 3,” “sending 2 of 3,” “sending 3 of 3” etc.), or hospitals may use a Dropbox download service and include the link to the Dropbox in the email to CMS and the MAC.
  2. FY 2022 Preliminary Wage Index PUF (ZIP): Contains the FY 2022 preliminary Worksheet S-3 wage data from FY 2018 cost reports. See description tab for complete details. Note: As noted above, hospitals have until September 3, 2020 to complete the CY 2019 occupational mix surveys and submit the data to their MAC(s) by COB September 3, 2020, with revisions due no later than September 10, 2020. See timeline for complete details.
  3. FY 2022 Preliminary September Occupational Mix PUF (ZIP): Contains the preliminary Occupational Mix Survey data from CY 2019.  Note: As noted in the FY 2022 Wage Index Development Time Table, hospitals have until September 10, 2020 to request revisions to their occupational mix data as included in the occupational mix preliminary PUF, and to provide documentation to support the request. MACs must receive the revision requests and supporting documentation by this date.
  4. FY 2022 January 29, 2021 Wage Index PUFs (ZIP): January Worksheet S-3 cost report wage data, calendar year 2019 Occupational Mix survey data, January deleted Worksheet S-3 cost report wage data and January deleted Occupational Mix data.
  5. FY 2022 January 29, 2021 Average Hourly Wage Comparison PUF (ZIP): FY 2022 preliminary occupational mix adjusted CBSA Average Hourly Wages (AHWs) and the FY 2021 final occupational mix adjusted CBSA AHWs.
  6. FY 2022 Proposed Rule Tables 2, 3, 4A and 4B (Wage Index Tables) (ZIP): Table 2- Proposed Case-Mix Index and Wage Index Table by CMS Certification Number (CCN); Table 3- Proposed Wage Index Table by CBSA; Table 4A - Proposed List of Counties Eligible for the Out-Migration Adjustment under Section 1886(d)(13) of the Act; Table 4B - Proposed Counties Redesignated under Section 1886(d)(8)(B) of the Act (LUGAR COUNTIES)
  7. FY 2022 Proposed Rule Wage Index Public Use Files (ZIP): Open Attached Zip file. Attached is a PDF with a description of each zip file. Main zip file contains 5 zip files:
    • FY 2022 Proposed Rule Wage Index PUFs; S3 Part II and Occ Mix Data
    • FY 2022 Proposed Rule Average Hourly Wage by Provider and CBSA Public Use File
    • FY 2022 Proposed Rule Occupational Mix Adjusted and Unadjusted Average Hourly Wages and Occupational Mix Factor by Provider
    • FY 2022 Proposed Rule Occupational Mix Adjusted and Unadjusted Average Hourly Wages and Pre-Reclass Wage Indexes by CBSA
    • FY 2022 Proposed Rule AHW by Provider Area Listing
  8. Lugar Hospitals in Counties that Qualify for an Outmigration Adjustment for FY 2022:
    Note: This file will no longer be displayed as all relevant information is now listed in the FY 2022 Proposed Table 2.
    This file 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.
  9. FY 2022 April 30, 2021 Wage Index PUFs (ZIP): As of April 30, 2021, this file contains the FY 2022 Worksheet S-3 cost report wage data, Calendar Year 2019 Occupational Mix survey data, deleted Worksheet S-3 cost report wage data, and deleted occupational mix survey data.
  10. FY 2022 Final Rule and Correcting Amendment Tables 2, 3, 4A and 4B (Wage Index Tables) (ZIP):
    • Table 2- Case-Mix Index and Wage Index Table by CMS Certification Number (CCN);
    • Table 3- Wage Index Table by CBSA; 
    • Table 4A - List of Counties Eligible for the Out-Migration Adjustment under Section 1886(d)(13) of the Act.
    • Table 4B. - Counties Redesignated Under Section 1886(d)(8)(B) of the Act (LUGAR Counties)
  11. FY 2022 Final Rule and Correcting Amendment Wage Index Public Use Files: (ZIP) Open Attached Zip file. Attached is a PDF with a description of each zip file. Main zip file contains 5 zip files:
    • FY 2022 Final Rule Wage Index PUFs; S3 Part II and Occ Mix Data
    • FY 2022 Final Rule Average Hourly Wage by Provider and CBSA Public Use File
    • FY 2022 Final Rule Occupational Mix Adjusted and Unadjusted Average Hourly Wages and Occupational Mix Factor by Provider
    • FY 2022 Final Rule Occupational Mix Adjusted and Unadjusted Average Hourly Wages and Pre-Reclass Wage Indexes by CBSA
    • FY 2022 Final Rule AHW by Provider Area Listing
  12. FY 2022 Average Hourly Wage Calculator (ZIP) (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 2022 wage index.