Preparing Your Occupational Mix Survey

14 Feb 2017 10:00 AM | Ronald Gallagher (Administrator)
Speaker: K. Michael Webdale Jr.

The occupational mix survey must be submitted to CMS every three years by IPPS hospitals. Using calendar 2016 salaries, the next survey’s deadline is July 3, 2017 and the data will affect the wage index for FFY 2019 through 2021.

Learning Objectives:
  • List how to collect the data for the standard occupational categories.
  • Describe how the occupational mix adjustment factor is calculated.
  • Explain the impact it has on the wage index and payments to hospitals.

Take Away:
The importance of the Occupational Mix Survey and its implications.

Speaker Biography:
Mr. Webdale has calculated and projected area wage indices from annual CMS updates, trained wage index seminar participants and provided assistance to hospitals filing appeals with the fiscal intermediaries and CMS. Mr.Webdale has served as the Project Manager of the Occupational Mix Survey Program for numerous hospitals and hospital associations, analyzing hospitals’ Occupational Mix and support data and preparing survey forms (CMS10079) and support documentation packages.
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge
Delivery Method: Group Internet Based
Program Level: Intermediate
Prerequisite(s): None
Advanced Preparation: None
Cost: Free
CPE Hours: 1.0 Hours CPE
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