CMS Published revised FY 2015 wage index and occupational mix files as PUFs on the CMS Web site. These data will have been desk reviewed and verified by the FIs/MACs before being published. March 3rd is the deadline for hospitals to submit requests (including supporting documentation) for: 1) corrections to errors in the February PUFs due to CMS or FI/MAC mishandling of the wage index data, or 2) revisions of desk review adjustments to their wage index data as included in the February PUFs (and to provide documentation to support the request). FIs/MACs must receive the requests and supporting documentation by March 3rd. No new requests for wage index and occupational mix data revisions will be accepted by the FIs/MACs at this point, as it is too late in the process for FIs/MACs to handle data that is new in a timely manner.
An HFS Wage Index Verification Tool is available from the software menu under “Tools|Wage Index Verification” to assist providers in identifying any errors.
Comma separated files of the PUF and a Quick Start Guide for use with the Wage index Verification Tool are available at http://www.hfssoft.com/iFrame/Support/iWageVerify.aspx.
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