2022 Occupational Mix Survey for Wage Index Beginning FFY 2025

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is required to collect data every three years on the occupational mix of employees for each short-term, acute care hospital that is subject to the inpatient prospective payment system, in order to construct an occupational mix adjustment to the wage index.

The 2022 Occupational Mix Survey and instructions are available at the following link:


This survey includes data for pay periods ending between January 1, 2022, and December 31, 2022.  Specifically, the survey’s begin date cannot be earlier than December 17, 2021, and the survey’s end date cannot end later than December 31, 2022.  The occupational mix adjustment calculated from this survey will be applied to the federal fiscal years 2025 through 2027 wage indexes.

The deadline to submit the completed Excel version of Form CMS-10079 (2022) to Medicare Administrative Contractors via email is July 1, 2023.

If you have any questions or need help completing the survey, please contact our Albany office at (229) 883-7878 or our Atlanta office at (404) 220-8494.

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