Another COVID-19 Deadline Extension – Calendar Year 2019 Occupational Mix Survey

CMS collects data every three years on the occupational mix of employees for each short-term, acute care hospital participating in the Medicare program. Completed calendar year 2019 Occupational Mix Surveys, Hospital Reporting Form CMS-10079, for the Wage Index Beginning FY 2022, were initially due to the Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) by July 1, 2020. CMS granted an extension for hospitals nationwide affected by COVID-19 until August 3, 2020.

Due to continued COVID-related concerns from hospitals about meeting this deadline, CMS is further extending this deadline to September 3, 2020. Hospitals must submit their occupational mix surveys along with complete supporting documentation to their MACs by no later than September 3, 2020. Hospitals may then submit revisions to their occupational mix surveys to their MACs, if needed, by no later than September 10, 2020.  Hospitals must use the Excel hospital reporting form available at: 
Please contact Ryan Sader at with any questions or should you require assistance with your occupational mix survey filing. 
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