Long-Term Care/Rate Setting Tables contain data used to calculate case-mix rates as well as data that may be of interest or use to the provider community.
Each year, the Department establishes case-mix rates. The tables described below contain the data used to calculate each respective year's rates.
In addition to the data used to compute each year's peer group medians, 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 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on the field, it may be vacant, or it may be filled with default values, unverified data, incomplete data, or data that is obsolete because it has not been updated.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 the department to compute the peer group medians; 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 peer group medians, the data in the other fields has not necessarily been verified.
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.