The MHA is hosting an educational webinar at 10 a.m. Jan. 31 to assist hospitals in completing the 2022 occupational mix survey. The webinar is available free of charge but registration is required.
The survey must be submitted to the Medicare Administrative Contractor by June 30, 2023. Hospitals are required to complete the survey every three years, with results from the 2022 survey being used to adjust the Medicare wage index for fiscal years 2025, 2026 and 2027.
Hospitals are encouraged to review their completed 2019 survey and determine whether there have been payroll changes, new job codes or job descriptions added, etc., to streamline the completion process when sorting the required 2022 data into the various occupational mix categories. It is important to note that contact labor should be included in the various categories of the survey.