CMS has released the Wage Index Development Timetable for FY 2015.  This is the schedule that governs the review and corrections process for hospital wage index values.  According to the Timetable, CMS will release two preliminary wage index files on September 13, 2013, and hospitals must request revisions to their Worksheet S-3 wage data and occupational mix data by November 21, 2013.  This deadline to request revisions occurs earlier than previous years’ deadlines, which typically occurred during the first week of December.

A copy of the FY 2015 Hospital Wage Index Development Timetable is available from the CMS website by clicking here.