Medicare Program; Hospice Wage Index for Fiscal Year 2012

Table of Figures

Correction

In proposed rule document 2011-10689 appearing on pages 26805-26851 the issue of Monday, May 9, 2011 make the following corrections:

On page 26806, in the first column, in the DATES section, in the fifth line, “July 8, 2011” should read “June 27, 2011”.

On page 26851, immediately following the text of Addendum A, insert the following Addendum:

Addendum B—FY 2012 Wage Index for Rural Areas
CBSA codeNonurban areaWage index
1There are no rural areas in this State or District.
2There are no hospitals in the rural areas of Massachusetts, so the wage index value used is the average of the contiguous Counties.
3Wage index values are obtained using the methodology described in this proposed rule.
1 Alabama 0.8000
2 Alaska 1.3073
3 Arizona 0.9417
4 Arkansas 0.8000
5 California 1.2483
6 Colorado 1.0285
7 Connecticut 1.1522
8 Delaware 1.0103
9 District of Columbia1
10 Florida 0.8707
11 Georgia 0.8000
12 Hawaii 1.1586
13 Idaho 0.8000
14 Illinois 0.8639
15 Indiana 0.8688
16 Iowa 0.8848
17 Kansas 0.8264
18 Kentucky 0.8107
19 Louisiana 0.8000
20 Maine 0.8892
21 Maryland 0.9500
22 Massachusetts2 1.2186
23 Michigan 0.8858
24 Minnesota 0.9358
25 Mississippi 0.8000
26 Missouri 0.8000
27 Montana 0.8819
28 Nebraska 0.9227
29 Nevada 0.9681
30 New Hampshire 1.0569
31 New Jersey1
32 New Mexico 0.9227
33 New York 0.8475
34 North Carolina 0.8655
35 North Dakota 0.7856
36 Ohio 0.8864
37 Oklahoma 0.8139
38 Oregon 1.0384
39 Pennsylvania 0.8781
40 Puerto Rico3 0.4654
41 Rhode Island1
42 South Carolina 0.8711
43 South Dakota 0.8838
44 Tennessee 0.8165
45 Texas 0.8083
46 Utah 0.8955
47 Vermont 0.9931
48 Virgin Islands 0.8276
49 Virginia 0.8119
50 Washington 1.0545
51 West Virginia 0.8000
52 Wisconsin 0.9512
53 Wyoming 0.9866
65 Guam 0.9952

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