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Department Definitions and Methodology

General Service Costs

HCRIS version:

Salaries and Other Costs

Departmental wage information is obtained from a hospital's most recent Medicare cost report.  Data are updated on a quarterly basis as more recent information becomes available:

Square Feet: W/S B-1, col 1
Direct Salaries: W/S A, col 1
Other Costs: W/S A, col 2
Total Costs: Calculate: Direct + Other
Paid Hours: W/S S-3, part II, col 5
Average Hourly: W/S S-3, part II, col 6

Salaries and Other Costs

Departmental wage information is obtained from a hospital's most recent Medicare cost report.  Data are updated on a quarterly basis as more recent information becomes available:

Square Feet: W/S B-1, col 3 (col 1 if = 0)
Direct Salaries: W/S A, col 1
Other Costs: W/S A, col 2
Total Costs: Calculate: Direct + Other
Paid Hours: W/S S-3, part II, col 4
Average Hourly: W/S S-3, part II, col 5