Wage Index Verify
The Wage Index Verification tool was initially created to help MACs verify submitted HCRIS data against the actual cost report files used to submit that HCRIS data.



Final FFY 2018 PUF

CMS released a revised final FY 2018 wage index and occupational mix data PUFs on the CMS Web page, August 2, 2017. This file reflects provider correction requests due to CMS or MAC mishandling of the final wage and occupational mix data.

The following file has been created and can be downloaded and used with the Wage Index Verification Tool for the final Federal Fiscal Year 2018 wage index data.

FY_2018_Final_S3_PUF.csv


Preliminary FFY 2019 PUF

CMS published the Preliminary Public Use File (PUF) for the FY 2019 wage index and occupational mix on 5/19/2017. This file reflects the Worksheet S-3, Parts II and III wage data from cost reports for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 (FY Beginning from 10/1/14 to 9/30/2015). Hospitals will have until September 1, 2017 to request revisions to the wage data posted in the May PUF. The following file has been created and can be downloaded and used with the Wage Index Verification Tool for the Federal Fiscal Year 2019.

Click here to download the Preliminary PUF: FY_2019_Preliminary_S3_PUF_HFS_Modified.csv


April 28th, 2017 Final FFY 2018 PUF

CMS published the Final FY 2018 wage index and occupational mix data PUFs on their Web page. Hospitals will have until May 30, 2017 to verify their data and submit correction requests to both CMS and their MAC to correct errors due to CMS or MAC mishandling of the final wage and occupational mix data.

Changes to data will be limited to situations involving errors by CMS or the MAC that the hospital could not have known about before review of the final April PUFs. CMS and the MACs must receive all requests by this date via mail and email to the addresses above. NOTE: CMS emphasizes that data that were incorrect in the preliminary or January wage index data PUFs, but for which no correction request was received by the February 17, 2017, deadline, will not be changed at this stage for inclusion in the wage index. Each correction request must include all information and supporting documentation needed for CMS and the MAC to determine whether or not the hospital’s request meets the criteria for a correction to their data at this point in the wage index development. The MACs and DAC will review each request upon receipt and consult to determine whether or not the request qualifies for correction of the final wage or occupational mix data.

The following file has been created and can be downloaded and used with the Wage Index Verification Tool for the Final Federal Fiscal Year 2018, April 28, 2017 PUF:

FY 2018 April 18, 2017 Wage Index PUF HFS CSV 2552-10


January 30, 2017 FFY 2018 PUF

CMS published an updated Public Use File (PUF) for the FY 2018 wage index and occupational mix on 1/30/2017. This file reflects the Worksheet S-3, Parts II and III wage data from cost reports for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 (FY Beginning from 10/1/13 to 9/30/2014). These data will have been desk reviewed and verified by the MACs before being published.

The following file has been created and can be downloaded and used with the Wage Index Verification Tool for the Federal Fiscal Year 2018, January 30, 2017 PUF:

FY 2018 January 30, 2017 Wage Index PUF HFS CSV 2552-10


Preliminary FFY 2018 PUF

CMS published the Preliminary Public Use File (PUF) for the FY 2017 wage index and occupational mix on 5/16/2016. This file reflects the Worksheet S-3, Parts II and III wage data from cost reports for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 (FY Beginning from 10/1/13 to 9/30/2014). Hospitals will have until September 2, 2016 to request revisions to the wage data posted in the May PUF.

The following file has been created and can be downloaded and used with the Wage Index Verification Tool for the Federal Fiscal Year 2018, Preliminary PUF:

FY 2018 May 16 2016 Wage Index PUF HFS Modified CSV 2552-10



Revised Final FFY 2017 PUF

CMS released a revised final FY 2017 wage index and occupational mix data PUFs on the CMS Web page, July 29, 2016. This file reflects provider correction requests due to CMS or MAC mishandling of the final wage and occupational mix data.

The following file has been created and can be downloaded and used with the Wage Index Verification Tool for the final Federal Fiscal Year 2017 wage index data.

FY 2017 July 29 2016 Wage Index PUF HFS Modified CSV 2552-10


Final FFY 2017 PUF

CMS released the final FY 2017 wage index and occupational mix data PUFs on CMS Web page. Hospitals will have approximately 1 month to verify their data and submit correction requests to both CMS and their MAC to correct errors due to CMS or MAC mishandling of the final wage and occupational mix data.

The following file has been created and can be downloaded and used with the Wage Index Verification Tool for the final Federal Fiscal Year 2017 wage index data.

FY 2017 April 21 2016 Wage Index PUF HFS Modified CSV 2552-10


Revised FFY 2017 PUF

CMS published a revised Public Use File (PUF) for the FY 2017 wage index and occupational mix on 1/29/2016. This file reflects the Worksheet S-3, Parts II and III wage data from cost reports for Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 (FY Beginning from 10/1/12 to 9/30/2013). This data has been desk reviewed and verified by the MACs before being published.

The following file has been created and can be downloaded and used with the Wage Index Verification Tool for the Federal Fiscal Year 2017, Proposed Rule PUF:

FY 2017 January 29 2016 Wage Index PUF HFS Modified CSV 2552-10


Preliminary FFY 2017 PUF

CMS published the Preliminary Public Use File (PUF) for the FY 2017 wage index and occupational mix on 5/15/2015. This file reflects the Worksheet S-3, Parts II and III wage data from cost reports for Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 (FY Beginning from 10/1/12 to 9/30/2013). Hospitals will have until September 2, 2015 to request revisions to the wage data posted in the May PUF.

The following file has been created and can be downloaded and used with the Wage Index Verification Tool for the Federal Fiscal Year 2017, Proposed Rule PUF:

FY 2017 May 15 2015 Wage Index PUF HFS Modified CSV 2552-10



FY 2016 IPPS Final Wage Index PUF July 30, 2015 Update

CMS published an updated final FY 2016 wage index Public Use File (PUF) on July 30, 2015. This is the final file used for IPPS payments in FFY 2016.

The following file has been created and can be downloaded and used with the Wage Index Verification Tool for the Federal Fiscal Year 2016, Final Rule PUF:

FY 2016 July 30 2015 Wage Index PUF HFS Modified CSV 2552-10


FY 2016 IPPS Final Wage Index PUF

CMS published the final FY 2016 wage index Public Use File (PUF) on May 1, 2015. CMS indicated that hospitals will have approximately 1 month to verify their data and submit correction requests to both CMS and their MAC to correct errors due to CMS or MAC mishandling of the final wage and occupational mix data.

The following file has been created and can be downloaded and used with the Wage Index Verification Tool for the Federal Fiscal Year 2016, Final Rule PUF:

FY 2016 May 1 2015 Wage Index PUF HFS Modified CSV 2552-10


FY 2016 IPPS Revised Wage Index PUF

CMS published a revised wage index Public Use File (PUF) on February 13, 2015. CMS indicated that the data has been desk reviewed and verified by the MACs before being published.

The following file has been created and can be downloaded and used with the Wage Index Verification Tool for the Federal Fiscal Year 2016, Final Rule PUF:

FY 2016 February 2015 Wage Index PUF HFS Modified CSV 2552-10


FY 2016 IPPS Preliminary Wage Index PUF

CMS Published the FY 2016 Preliminary wage index files on the CMS Web site. These files contain the preliminary worksheet S-3, Part II cost report wage data from FY 2012. Hospitals will have until early October 2014 to request revisions to the wage data posted in the Preliminary S-3 PUF and Preliminary CY 2013 Occupational Mix Survey data PUF.

The following file has been created and can be downloaded and used with the Wage Index Verification Tool for the Federal Fiscal Year 2016, Proposed Rule PUF:

FY 2016 May 2014 Preliminary Wage Index PUF HFS Modified CSV 2552-10



FY 2015 IPPS Final Rule Wage Index PUF

CMS published the final wage index Public Use File (PUF) reflecting the Final Rule for the FY 2015 IPPS update on July 31, 2014. The July 2014 public use file FY 2015 reflects the final rule wage index data. The effective date of the FY 2015 wage index is October 1, 2014.

The following file has been created and can be downloaded and used with the Wage Index Verification Tool for the Federal Fiscal Year 2015, Final Rule PUF:

FY 2015 final rule Wage Index PUF HFS Modified CSV 2552-10


FY 2015 IPPS Proposed Rule Wage Index PUF

CMS Published the FY 2015 Proposed Rule with PUFs for wage index and occupational mix files on the CMS Web site. This data has been desk reviewed and verified by the MACs. Hospitals will have until June 2nd, 2014, to verify their data and submit correction requests for errors due to CMS or FI/MAC mishandling of the final wage and occupational mix data.

The following file has been created and can be downloaded and used with the Wage Index Verification Tool for the Federal Fiscal Year 2015, Proposed Rule PUF:

FY 2015 May 2014 Wage Index PUF HFS Modified CSV 2552-10


Updated FFY 2015 PUF

CMS Published revised FY 2015 wage index and occupational mix files as PUFs on the CMS Web site. These data will have been desk reviewed and verified by the FIs/MACs before being published. The deadline for hospitals to submit requests (including supporting documentation) for: 1) corrections to errors in the February PUFs due to CMS or FI/MAC mishandling of the wage index data, or 2) revisions of desk review adjustments to their wage index data as included in the February PUFs (and to provide documentation to support the request). FIs/MACs must receive the requests and supporting documentation by this date. No new requests for wage index and occupational mix data revisions will be accepted by the FIs/MACs at this point, as it is too late in the process for FIs/MACs to handle data that is new in a timely manner.

The following file has been created and can be downloaded and used with the Wage Index Verification Tool for Federal Fiscal Year 2015:

FY 2015 February 2014 Wage Index PUF HFS Modified CSV 2552-10

Preliminary FFY 2015 PUF

CMS published the Preliminary Public Use File (PUF) for the FY 2015 wage index and occupational mix on 9/13/2013. This file reflects the Worksheet S-3, Parts II and III wage data from cost reports for Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 (FY Beginning from 10/1/10 to 9/30/2011). Hospitals will have until November 21, 2013 to request revisions to the wage data posted in the September PUF.

The following files have been created and can be downloaded and used with the Wage Index Verification Tool for Federal Fiscal Year 2015:

For cost reports filed on the Form 2552-10: 5-3-2014 Hospital WI PUF HFS modified CSV 2552-10



FFY 2014 PUF

The May 2013 public use files were made available solely for the purpose of identifying any potential errors made by CMS or the fiscal intermediary/MAC in the entry of the final wage index data.

The following files have been created and can be downloaded and used with the Wage Index Verification Tool for Federal Fiscal Year 2015:

For cost reports filed on the Form 2552-96: Hospital FFY 2014 WI PUF HFS modified CSV 2552-96
For cost reports filed on the Form 2552-10: Hospital FFY 2014 WI PUF HFS modified CSV 2552-10


A Quick Start Guide for use with the Wage index Verification Tool is also available: WI Verify Quick Start Guide