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Understanding Hospital Wage Index Requirements

Reporting hospital wage index data accurately and in compliance with Medicare regulations is a critical factor in core-based statistical area (CBSA) participation for your organization’s wage index value share. As a result of viewing this on-demand webinar, you should be able to:

  • Identify the types of costs and paid hours that are necessary for hospital and home office Medicare cost reports and the Occupational Mix Survey
  • Discern how a hospital’s average hourly wage is calculated within its cost report and, ultimately, in the final Federal Register tables
  • Recognize the various geographic reclassification options and the impact of the wage index factor on CBSAs

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Brian B. Sanderson
Managing Principal, Healthcare Services