FY 2021 Wage Index Reviews – Documentation Requests

Palmetto GBA has recently sent emails to every hospital requesting FY 2021 wage index support be submitted for review. The submission deadline (September 3, 2019) for this request coincides with each provider’s opportunity to submit any revision requests of their original as-filed wage index data. The FY 2021 wage index data is from cost reporting periods beginning on or after October 1, 2016, through September 30, 2017. The requested list of information has 13 items; some items may not be applicable to all providers. The submission of data is preferred to be received through Palmetto GBA’s eServices portal. The submission of the requested support can also be made through the USPS or courier delivery.

Palmetto GBA will start their reviews after the submission deadline passes. Once the review process starts, there will be limited time available to make a second request for this documentation, which could result in adjustments to the provider’s wage index data. Any previously requested data not received by September 3, 2019, may be requested a second time by Palmetto GBA but will require an immediate response (typically within 3 days).

If you need assistance in responding, please do not hesitate to contact our offices for assistance.

For more information, please contact our Albany office at (229) 883-7878 or our Atlanta office at (404) 220-8494.

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