Year 8 Peer Group Median Data
On September 14, 2002, the Department published a public notice announcing the proposed Case Mix Year 8 (2002-2003) rates. The tables described below contain the data used to calculate these rates. These tables can be accessed from this site. They are in Excel format and Microsoft Excel is needed to access these files. If you do not have Microsoft Excel installed, you can obtain a copy of the Microsoft Excel 97 Viewer from the DHS Website Toolbox.
In addition to the data used to compute the Year 8 proposed peer group medians and rates, the tables also contain numerous fields of additional data that may be of interest or use to the provider community. In order that users may readily distinguish between those fields that were used by DHS to compute the medians and those that were not, the list of Year 8 Field Descriptions includes a column entitled "Median Calculation": The term "dormant field" is used to indicate fields that are unused. Depending on the field, it may be vacant, or it may be filled with default values, unverified data, incomplete data, or data that is obsolete because it has not been updated. All of the fields identified by a double asterisk (**) were used by DHS to compute the proposed rates; the other fields were not. In addition, while all of the fields identified by a double asterisk were verified prior to use in computing the proposed rates, the data in the other fields has not necessarily been verified.
The Year 8 Field Descriptions also includes a column entitled "Rate Calculation." As with the previously described column, the fields with asterisks were used by DHS to compute the proposed rates. All other fields were not verified.