The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has further delayed the submission deadline for the 2019 Occupational Mix Survey to Sept. 3. CMS collects data every three years on the occupational mix of employees for each short-term, acute care hospital participating in the Medicare program.
Submission for the survey to inform the fiscal year 2022 wage index was originally due July 1. Hospitals must now submit their occupational mix surveys along with complete supporting documentation to their Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) no later than Sept. 3, and may subsequently submit revisions to their occupational mix surveys to their MACs, if needed, no later than Sept. 10. Hospitals must use the Excel hospital reporting form available on the CMS website and send to Noridian via email with supporting documentation to JE-WageIndex@noridian.com.