Extension for Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) Wage Index Occupational Mix Survey Submission

Published 08/03/2020

Extension for Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) Wage Index Occupational Mix Survey Submission

CMS collects data every three years on the occupational mix of employees for each short-term, acute care hospital participating in the Medicare program. CMS granted an extension for data submission for hospitals nationwide affected by COVID-19 until August 3, 2020. Due to continued COVID related concerns from hospitals about meeting this deadline, CMS is further extending this deadline to September 3, 2020. Hospitals must submit their occupational mix surveys along with complete supporting documentation to their MACs by no later than September 3, 2020. Hospitals may then submit revisions to their occupational mix surveys to their MACs, if needed, by no later than September 10, 2020.