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Wage Index Data Review
The wage index that is used to modify a large percentage of the Medicare payment comes from Worksheet S Parts II and III of the hospital’s Medicare cost report. Each year CMS provides detailed instruction for the completion of this form and how it will be reviewed for each year's process. BHC assists hospitals in understanding the complexities of these instructions and which items to include. There is up to a four year delay from the time the forms are filed and the data is used for the wage index. This gives the hospital an annual opportunity to review filed data and make corrections. This process is well documented and must be followed if the hospital is to be successful in making changes to the data.

For more information on wage index data review contact Dale Baker.