On February 22, 2011, CMS released the FFY 2008 public-use files of each PPS hospital’s wage data to be used in calculating the FY 2012 Wage Index. The deadline for hospitals to submit correction requests and supporting documentation regarding any claimed errors in this February wage index data is March 7, 2011. Medicare contractors must receive all requests and documentation by March 7, 2011.

The public-use files are available on the FY 2012 Wage Index Home Page, on the Acute Inpatient PPS section of the CMS website, available by clicking here. The FY 2012 Wage Index Development Timetable is available by clicking here