CMS Further Extends Deadline for Hospital Wage Index Occupational Mix Surveys under Blanket Waiver
CMS modified a previously issued waiver regarding the deadline for hospital Wage Index Occupational Mix surveys. The original deadline for 2020 was July 1. On March 30, CMS granted an extension 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.