Medicare Geographic Reclassification

*Part of the Healthcare Providers Reimbursement Series

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Medicare reimbursement rates are partially based on Medicare published wage indexes. To ensure reimbursement mirrors the hospital actual labor market, hospitals can file a Medicare Geographic Reclassification Application. If approved by the Medicare Geographic Reclassification Review, the hospital will be assigned a wage index reflective of its actual labor costs. In turn, Medicare reimbursements increase materially.

This course will discuss the qualifying criteria for filing a Medicare Geographic Reclassification Application and obtaining enhanced Medicare reimbursement. Attendees will receive sample forms to complete. Applications are due to the Medicare Geographic Review Board on September 1 and are based on data published in May and August in the Medicare Inpatient Prospective Payment System rules.

CPE Credit

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how to complete the Medicare Geographic Reclassification Application
  • Learn geographic reclassification qualifying criteria

Who Should Attend:

  • CFO
  • Finance Staff
  • Reimbursement Staff
  • Revenue Cycle Staff


In order to be awarded the full credits, you must respond to the three polling questions asked during the program and complete the evaluation.

Participants will earn 1.0 CPE credit

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge
Prerequisites: None
Who Should Attend: C Suite Executives including CEO, CFO, VP Nursing, Compliance Officers, Revenue Cycle Professionals, Controllers and other hospital financial personnel including financial analysis
Advanced Preparation: None
Program Level: Basic
Delivery Method: Group Internet Based

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