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Medicare Program; Home Health Prospective Payment System Rate Update for Calendar Year 2005; Correction Notice

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AGENCY:

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS.

ACTION:

Proposed rule; correction.

SUMMARY:

This document corrects technical errors that appeared in the proposed rule published in the Federal Register on June 2, 2004 entitled “Medicare Program; Home Health Prospective Payment System Rate Update for Calendar Year 2005.”

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Randy Throndset, (410) 786-0131.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

In FR Doc. 04-12314 of June 2, 2004 (69 FR 31248), we inadvertently published the 2004 pre-floor and pre-reclassified wage index tables instead of the intended 2005 pre-floor and pre-reclassified wage index tables.

The technical errors are identified and corrected in the Correction of Errors section below.

II. Correction of Errors

In FR Doc. 04-12314 of June 2, 2004 (69 FR 31248), replace the erroneous tables for Addenda A, B, and C on pages 31262-31275 with the following:

Addendum A.—Proposed Wage Index for Rural Areas—Applicable Pre-Floor and Pre-Reclassified Hospital Wage Index (CY 2005) -

MSA nameWage index
ALABAMA0.7637
ALASKA1.1637
ARIZONA0.9140
ARKANSAS0.7704
CALIFORNIA1.0297
COLORADO0.9368
CONNECTICUT1.1586
DELAWARE0.9504
FLORIDA0.8789
GEORGIA0.8247
GUAM0.9611
HAWAII1.0522
IDAHO0.8826
ILLINOIS0.8341
INDIANA0.8736
IOWA0.8550
KANSAS0.8088
KENTUCKY0.7844
LOUISIANA0.7291
MAINE0.9039
MARYLAND0.9179
MASSACHUSETTS1.0217
MICHIGAN0.8741
MINNESOTA0.9339
MISSISSIPPI0.7583
MISSOURI0.7829
MONTANA0.8701
NEBRASKA0.9035
NEVADA0.9833
NEW HAMPSHIRE0.9940
NEW JERSEY 1
NEW MEXICO0.8529
NEW YORK0.8403
NORTH CAROLINA0.8501
NORTH DAKOTA0.7743
OHIO0.8760
OKLAHOMA0.7537
OREGON1.0050
PENNSYLVANIA0.8348
PUERTO RICO0.4047
RHODE ISLAND 1
SOUTH CAROLINA0.8640
SOUTH DAKOTA0.8393
TENNESSEE0.7876
TEXAS0.7910
UTAH0.8843
VERMONT0.9375
VIRGINIA0.8480
VIRGIN ISLANDS0.7457
WASHINGTON1.0072
WEST VIRGINIA0.8084
WISCONSIN0.9498
WYOMING0.9182
1 All counties within State are classified as Urban
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Addendum B.—Proposed CY 2005 Wage Index for Urban Areas—Pre-Floor and Pre-Reclassified Hospital Wage Index

MSAUrban area (constituent counties)Wage index
0040Abilene, TX0.8009
Taylor, TX
0060Aguadilla, PR0.4294
Aguada, PR
Aguadilla, PR
Moca, PR
0080Akron, OH0.9055
Portage, OH
Summit, OH
0120Albany, GA1.1266
Dougherty, GA
Lee, GA
0160Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY0.8570
Albany, NY
Montgomery, NY
Rensselaer, NY
Saratoga, NY
Schenectady, NY
Schoharie, NY
0200Albuquerque, NM1.0485
Bernalillo, NM
Sandoval, NM
Valencia, NM
0220Alexandria, LA0.8171
Rapides, LA
0240Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA0.9536
Carbon, PA
Lehigh, PA
Northampton, PA
0280Altoona, PA0.8462
Blair, PA
0320Amarillo, TX, Potter, TX0.9178
Randall, TX
0380Anchorage, AK1.2109
Anchorage, AK
0440Ann Arbor, MI1.0817
Lenawee, MI
Livingston, MI
Washtenaw, MI
0450Anniston, AL0.7881
Calhoun, AL
0460Appleton-Oshkosh-Neenah, WI0.9115
Calumet, WI
Outagamie, WI
Winnebago, WI
0470Arecibo, PR0.3757
Arecibo, PR
Camuy, PR
Hatillo, PR
0480Asheville, NC0.9502
Buncombe, NC
Madison, NC
0500Athens, GA1.0203
Clarke, GA
Madison, GA
Oconee, GA
0520Atlanta, GA0.9971
Barrow, GA
Bartow, GA
Carroll, GA
Cherokee, GA
Clayton, GA
Cobb, GA
Coweta, GA
DeKalb, GA
Douglas, GA
Fayette, GA
Forsyth, GA
Fulton, GA
Gwinnett, GA
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Henry, GA
Newton, GA
Paulding, GA
Pickens, GA
Rockdale, GA
Spalding, GA
Walton, GA
0560Atlantic-Cape May, NJ1.0907
Atlantic, NJ
Cape May, NJ
0580Auburn-Opelka, AL0.8215
Lee, AL
0600Augusta-Aiken, GA-SC0.9208
Columbia, GA
McDuffie, GA
Richmond, GA
Aiken, SC
Edgefield, SC
0640Austin-San Marcos, TX0.9596
Bastrop, TX
Caldwell, TX
Hays, TX
Travis, TX
Williamson, TX
0680Bakersfield, CA1.0036
Kern, CA
0720Baltimore, MD0.9908
Anne Arundel, MD
Baltimore City, MD
Carroll, MD
Harford, MD
Howard, MD
Queen Annes, MD
0733Bangor, ME0.9955
Penobscot, ME
0743Barnstable-Yarmouth, MA1.2335
Barnstable, MA
0760Baton Rouge, LA0.8354
Ascension, LA
East Baton Rouge, LA
Livingston, LA
West Baton Rouge, LA
0840Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX0.8616
Hardin, TX
Jefferson, TX
Orange, TX
0860Bellingham, WA1.1643
Whatcom, WA
0870Benton Harbor, MI0.8847
Berrien, MI
0875Bergen-Passaic, NJ1.1967
Bergen, NJ
Passaic, NJ
0880Billings, MT0.8961
Yellowstone, MT
0920Biloxi-Gulfport-Pascagoula, MS0.8649
Hancock, MS
Harrison, MS
Jackson, MS
0960Binghamton, NY0.8447
Broome, NY
Tioga, NY
1000Birmingham, AL0.9199
Blount, AL
Jefferson, AL
St. Clair, AL
Shelby, AL
1010Bismarck, ND0.7505
Burleigh, ND
Morton, ND
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1020Bloomington, IN0.8588
Monroe, IN
1040Bloomington-Normal, IL0.9111
McLean, IL
1080Boise City, ID0.9352
Ada, ID
Canyon, ID
1123Boston-Worcester-Lawrence-Lowell-Brockton, MA-NH1.1291
Bristol, MA
Essex, MA
Middlesex, MA
Norfolk, MA
Plymouth, MA
Suffolk, MA
Worcester, MA
Hillsborough, NH
Merrimack, NH
Rockingham, NH
Strafford, NH
1125Boulder-Longmont, CO1.0046
Boulder, CO
1145Brazoria, TX0.8525
Brazoria, TX
1150Bremerton, WA1.0614
Kitsap, WA
1240Brownsville-Harlingen-San Benito, TX1.0125
Cameron, TX
1260Bryan-College Station, TX0.9219
Brazos, TX
1280Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY0.9339
Erie, NY
Niagara, NY
1303Burlington, VT0.9322
Chittenden, VT
Franklin, VT
Grand Isle, VT
1310Caguas, PR0.4061
Caguas, PR
Cayey, PR
Cidra, PR
Gurabo, PR
San Lorenzo, PR
1320Canton-Massillon, OH0.8895
Carroll, OH
Stark, OH
1350Casper, WY0.9244
Natrona, WY
1360Cedar Rapids, IA0.8975
Linn, IA
1400Champaign-Urbana, IL0.9527
Champaign, IL
1440Charleston-North Charleston, SC0.9420
Berkeley, SC
Charleston, SC
Dorchester, SC
1480Charleston, WV0.8876
Kanawha, WV
Putnam, WV
1520Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC0.9712
Cabarrus, NC
Gaston, NC
Lincoln, NC
Mecklenburg, NC
Rowan, NC
Stanley, NC
Union, NC
York, SC
1540Charlottesville, VA1.0295
Albemarle, VA
Charlottesville City, VA
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Fluvanna, VA
Greene, VA
1560Chattanooga, TN-GA0.9207
Catoosa, GA
Dade, GA
Walker, GA
Hamilton, TN
Marion, TN
1580Cheyenne, WY0.8980
Laramie, WY
1600Chicago, IL1.0852
Cook, IL
DeKalb, IL
DuPage, IL
Grundy, IL
Kane, IL
Kendall, IL
Lake, IL
McHenry, IL
Will, IL
1620Chico-Paradise, CA1.0543
Butte, CA
1640Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN0.9595
Dearborn, IN
Ohio, IN
Boone, KY
Campbell, KY
Gallatin, KY
Grant, KY
Kenton, KY
Pendleton, KY
Brown, OH
Clermont, OH
Hamilton, OH
Warren, OH
1660Clarksville-Hopkinsville, TN-KY0.8022
Christian, KY
Montgomery, TN
1680Cleveland-Lorain-Elyria, OH0.9626
Ashtabula, OH
Cuyahoga, OH
Geauga, OH
Lake, OH
Lorain, OH
Medina, OH
1720Colorado Springs, CO0.9793
El Paso, CO
1740Columbia, MO0.8396
Boone, MO
1760Columbia, SC0.9450
Lexington, SC
Richland, SC
1800Columbus, GA-AL0.8690
Russell, AL
Chattahoochee, GA
Harris, GA
Muscogee, GA
1840Columbus, OH0.9753
Delaware, OH
Fairfield, OH
Franklin, OH
Licking, OH
Madison, OH
Pickaway, OH
1880Corpus Christi, TX0.8647
Nueces, TX
San Patricio, TX
1890Corvallis, OR1.0545
Benton, OR
1900Cumberland, MD-WV0.8662
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Allegany, MD
Mineral, WV
1920Dallas, TX1.0049
Collin, TX
Dallas, TX
Denton, TX
Ellis, TX
Henderson, TX
Hunt, TX
Kaufman, TX
Rockwall, TX
1950Danville, VA0.8643
Danville City, VA
Pittsylvania, VA
1960Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL0.8774
Scott, IA
Henry, IL
Rock Island, IL
2000Dayton-Springfield, OH0.9232
Clark, OH
Greene, OH
Miami, OH
Montgomery, OH
2020Daytona Beach, FL0.8900
Flagler, FL
Volusia, FL
2030Dacatur, AL0.8894
Lawrence, AL
Morgan, AL
2040Dacatur, IL0.8122
Macon, IL
2080Denver, CO1.0905
Adams, CO
Arapahoe, CO
Denver, CO
Douglas, CO
Jefferson, CO
2120Des Moines, IA0.9267
Dallas, IA
Polk, IA
Warren, IA
2160Detroit, MI1.0227
Lapeer, MI
Macomb, MI
Monroe, MI
Oakland, MI
St. Clair, MI
Wayne, MI
2180Dothan, AL0.7597
Dale, AL
Houston, AL
2190Dover, DE0.9825
Kent, DE
2200Dubuque, IA0.8748
Dubuque, IA
2240Duluth-Superior, MN-WI1.0356
St. Louis, MN
Douglas, WI
2281Dutchess County, NY1.1658
Dutchess, NY
2290Eau Claire, WI0.9139
Chippewa, WI
Eau Claire, WI
2320El Paso, TX0.9065
El Paso, TX
2330Elkhart-Goshen, IN0.9279
Elkhart, IN
2335Elmira, NY0.8445
Chemung, NY
2340Enid, OK0.9001
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Garfield, OK
2360Erie, PA0.8699
Erie, PA
2400Eugene-Springfield, OR1.0940
Lane, OR
2440Evansville-Henderson, IN-KY0.8395
Posey, IN
Vanderburgh, IN
Warrick, IN
Henderson, KY
2520Fargo-Moorhead, ND-MN0.9115
Clay, MN
Cass, ND
2560Fayetteville, NC0.9363
Cumberland, NC
2580Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR0.8637
Benton, AR
Washington, AR
2620Flagstaff, AZ-UT1.0611
Coconino, AZ
Kane, UT
2640Flint, MI1.1178
Genesee, MI
2650Florence, AL0.7883
Colbert, AL
Lauderdale, AL
2655Florence, SC0.8961
Florence, SC
2670Fort Collins-Loveland, CO1.0219
Larimer, CO
2680Ft. Lauderdale, FL1.0165
Broward, FL
2700Fort Myers-Cape Coral, FL0.9372
Lee, FL
2710Fort Pierce-Port St. Lucie, FL1.0046
Martin, FL
St. Lucie, FL
2720Fort Smith, AR-OK0.8303
Crawford, AR
Sebastian, AR
Sequoyah, OK
2750Fort Walton Beach, FL0.8786
Okaloosa, FL
2760Fort Wayne, IN0.9737
Adams, IN
Allen, IN
De Kalb, IN
Huntington, IN
Wells, IN
Whitley, IN
2800Forth Worth-Arlington, TX0.9538
Hood, TX
Johnson, TX
Parker, TX
Tarrant, TX
2840Fresno, CA1.0408
Fresno, CA
Madera, CA
2880Gadsden, AL0.8049
Etowah, AL
2900Gainesville, FL0.9459
Alachua, FL
2920Galveston-Texas City, TX0.9403
Galveston, TX
2960Gary, IN0.9343
Lake, IN
Porter, IN
2975Glens Falls, NY0.8467
Warren, NY
Washington, NY
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2980Goldsboro, NC0.8779
Wayne, NC
2985Grand Forks, ND-MN0.9092
Polk, MN
Grand Forks, ND
2995Grand Junction, CO0.9900
Mesa, CO
3000Grand Rapids-Muskegon-Holland, MI0.9520
Allegan, MI
Kent, MI
Muskegon, MI
Ottawa, MI
3040Great Falls, MT0.8810
Cascade, MT
3060Greeley, CO0.9444
Weld, CO
3080Green Bay, WI0.9586
Brown, WI
3120Greensboro-Winston-Salem-High Point,0.9312
NC
Alamance, NC
Davidson, NC
Davie, NC
Forsyth, NC
Guilford, NC
Randolph, NC
Stokes, NC
Yadin, NC
3150Greenville, NC0.9183
Pitt, NC
3160Greenville, Spartanburg-Anderson, SC0.9400
Anderson, SC
Cherokee, SC
Greenville, SC
Pickens, SC
Spartanburg, SC
3180Hagerstown, MD0.9940
Washington, MD
3200Hamilton-Middletown, OH0.9066
Butler, OH
3240Harrisburg-Lebanon-Carlisle, PA0.9286
Cumberland, PA
Dauphin, PA
Lebanon, PA
Perry, PA
3283Hartford, CT1.1068
Hartford, CT
Litchfield, CT
Middlesex, CT
Tolland, CT
3285Hattiesburg, MS0.7362
Forrest, MS
Lamar, MS
3290Hickory-Morganton-Lenoir, NC0.9502
Alexander, NC
Burke, NC
Caldwell, NC
Catawaba, NC
3320Honolulu, HI1.1014
Honolulu, HI
3350Houma, LA0.7721
Lafourche, LA
Terrebonne, LA
3360Houston, TX1.0117
Chambers, TX
Fort Bend, TX
Harris, TX
Liberty, TX
Montgomery, TX
Waller, TX
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3400Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH0.9565
Boyd, KY
Carter, KY
Grenup, KY
Lawrence, OH
Cabell, WV
Wayne, WV
3440Huntsville, AL0.8851
Limestone, AL
Madison, AL
3480Indianapolis, IN1.0039
Boone, IN
Hamilton, IN
Hancoock, IN
Hendricks, IN
Johnson, IN
Madison, IN
Marion, IN
Morgan, IN
Shelby, IN
3500Iowa City, IA0.9655
Johnson, IA
3520Jackson, MI0.9146
Jackson, MI
3560Jackson, MS0.8406
Hinds, MS
Madison, MS
Rankin MS
3580Jackson, TN0.8900
Madison, TN
Chester, TN
3600Jacksonville, FL0.9548
Clay, FL
Duval, FL
Nassau, FL
St. Johns, FL
3605Jacksonville, NC0.8402
Onslow, NC
3610Jamestown, NY0.7589
Chautauqua, NY
3620Janesville-Beloit, WI0.9583
Rock, WI
3640Jersey City, NJ1.0923
Hudson, NJ
3660Johnson City-Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA0.8203
Carter, TN
Hawkins, TN
Sullivan, TN
Unicoi, TN
Washington, TN
Bristol City, VA
Scott, VA
Washington, VA
3680Johnstown, PA0.7981
Cambria, PA
Somerset, PA
3700Jonesboro, AR0.7934
Craighead, AR
3710Joplin, MO0.8721
Jasper, MO
Newton, MO
3720Kalamazoo-Battlecreek, MI1.0350
Calhoun, MI
Kalamazoo, MI
Van Buren, MI
3740Kankakee, IL1.0603
Kankakee, IL
3760Kansas City, KS-MO0.9642
Johnson, KS
Leavenworth, KS
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Miami, KS
Wyandotte, KS
Cass, MO
Clay, MO
Clinton, MO
Jackson, MO
Lafayette, MO
Platte, MO
Ray, MO
3800Kenosha, WI0.9772
Kenosha, WI
3810Killeen-Temple, TX0.9242
Bell, TX
Coryell, TX
3840Knoxville, TN0.8509
Anderson, TN
Blount, TN
Knox, TN
Loudon, TN
Sevier, TN
Union, TN
3850Kokomo, IN0.8986
Howard, IN
Tipton, IN
3870La Crosse, WI-MN0.9290
Houston, MN
La Crosse, WI
3880Lafayette, LA0.8105
Acadia, LA
Lafayette, LA
St. Landry, LA
St. Martin, LA
3920Lafayette, IN0.9068
Clinton, IN
Tippecanoe, IN
3960Lake Charles, LA0.7959
Calcasieu, LA
3980Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL0.8931
Polk, FL
4000Lancaster, PA0.9883
Lancaster, PA
4040Lansing-East Lansing, MI0.9659
Clinton, MI
Eaton, MI
Ingham, MI
4080Laredo, TX0.8747
Webb, TX
4100Las Cruces, NM0.8784
Dona Ana, NM
4120Las Vegas, NV-AZ1.1121
Mohave, AZ
Clark, NV
Nye, NV
4150Lawrence, KS0.8644
Douglas, KS
4200Lawton, OK0.8212
Comanche, OK
4243Lewiston-Auburn, ME0.9562
Androscoggin, ME
4280Lexington, KY0.8053
Bourbon, KY
Clark, KY
Fayette, KY
Jessamine, KY
Madison, KY
Scott, KY
Woodford, KY
4320Lima, OH0.9258
Allen, OH
Auglaize, OH
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4360Lincoln, NE1.0208
Lancaster, NE
4400Little Rock-North Little Rock, AR0.8827
Faulkner, AR
Lonoke, AR
Pulaski, AR
Saline, AR
4420Longview-Marshall, TX0.8739
Gregg, TX
Harrison, TX
Upshur, TX
4480Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA1.1732
Los Angeles, CA
4520Louisville, KY-IN0.9163
Clark, IN
Floyd, IN
Harrison, IN
Scott, IN
Bullitt, KY
Jefferson, KY
Oldham, KY
4600Lubbock, TX0.8777
Lubbock, TX
4640Lynchburg, VA0.9018
Amherst, VA
Bedford, VA
Bedford City, VA
Campbell, VA
Lynchburg City, VA
4680Macon, GA0.9596
Bibb, GA
Houston, GA
Jones, GA
Peach, GA
Twiggs, GA
4720Madison, WI1.0395
Dane, WI
4800Mansfield, OH0.9105
Crawford, OH
Richland, OH
4840Mayaguez, PR0.4769
Anasco, PR
Cabo Rojo, PR
Hormigueros, PR
Mayaguez, PR
Sabana Grande, PR
San German, PR
4880McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX0.8602
Hidalgo, TX
4890Medford-Ashland, OR1.0534
Jackson, OR
4900Melbourne-Titusville-Palm Bay, FL0.9633
Brevard, FL
4920Memphis, TN-AR-MS0.9234
Crittenden, AR
DeSoto, MS
Fayette, TN
Shelby, TN
Tipton, TN
4940Merced, CA1.0576
Merced, CA
5000Miami, FL1.0026
Dade, FL
5015Middlesex-Somerset-Hunterdon, NJ1.1360
Hunterdon, NJ
Middlesex, NJ
Somerset, NJ
5080Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI1.0076
Milwaukee, WI
Ozaukee, WI
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Washington, WI
Waukesha, WI
5120Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN-WI1.1067
Anoka, MN
Carver, MN
Chisago, MN
Dakota, MN
Hennepin, MN
Isanti, MN
Ramsey, MN
Scott, MN
Sherburne, MN
Washington, MN
Wright, MN
Pierce, WI
St. Croix, WI
5140Missoula, MT0.9618
Missoula, MT
5160Mobile, AL0.7933
Baldwin, AL
Mobile, AL
5170Modesto, CA1.1966
Stanislaus, CA
5190Monmouth-Ocean, NJ1.0889
Monmouth, NJ
Ocean, NJ
5200Monroe, LA0.7913
Ouachita, LA
5240Montgomery, AL0.8300
Autauga, AL
Elmore, AL
Montgomery, AL
5280Muncie, IN0.8580
Delaware, IN
5330Myrtle Beach, SC0.9022
Horry, SC
5345Naples, FL1.0596
Collier, FL
5360Nashville, TN1.0108
Cheatham, TN
Davidson, TN
Dickson, TN
Robertson, TN
Rutherford, TN
Sumner, TN
Williamson, TN
Wilson, TN
5380Nassau-Suffolk, NY1.2921
Nassau, NY
Suffolk, NY
5483New Haven-Bridgeport-Stamford-Waterbury-Danbury, CT1.2254
Fairfield, CT
New Haven, CT
5523New London-Norwich, CT1.1596
New London, CT
5560New Orleans, LA0.9103
Jefferson, LA
Orleans, LA
Plaquemines, LA
St. Bernard, LA
St. Charles, LA
St. James, LA
St. John The Baptist, LA
St. Tammany, LA
5600New York, NY1.3588
Bronx, NY
Kings, NY
New York, NY
Putnam, NY
Queens, NY
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Richmond, NY
Rockland, NY
Westchester, NY
5640Newark, NJ1.1625
Essex, NJ
Morris, NJ
Sussex, NJ
Union, NJ
Warren, NJ
5660Newburgh, NY-PA1.1171
Orange, NY
Pike, PA
Wage
MSA Urban area (constituent counties) index
5720Norfolk-Virginia Beach-Newport News, VA-NC0.8895
Currituck, NC
Chesapeake City, VA
Gloucester, VA
Hampton City, VA
Isle of Wight, VA
James City, VA
Mathews, VA
Newport News City, VA
Norfolk City, VA
Poquoson City, VA
Portsmouth City, VA
Suffolk City, VA
Virginia Beach City VA
Williamsburg City, VA
York, VA
5775Oakland, CA1.5221
Alameda, CA
Contra Costa, CA
5790Ocala, FL0.9153
Marion, FL
5800Odessa-Midland, TX0.9632
Ector, TX
Midland, TX
5880Oklahoma City, OK0.8966
Canadian, OK
Cleveland, OK
Logan, OK
McClain, OK
Oklahoma, OK
Pottawatomie, OK
5910Olympia, WA1.1007
Thurston, WA
5920Omaha, NE-IA0.9754
Pottawattamie, IA
Cass, NE
Douglas, NE
Sarpy, NE
Washington, NE
5945Orange County, CA1.1612
Orange, CA
5960Orlando, FL0.9742
Lake, FL
Orange, FL
Osceola, FL
Seminole, FL
5990Owensboro, KY0.8434
Daviess, KY
6015Panama City, FL0.8124
Bay, FL
6020Parkersburg-Marietta, WV-OH0.8288
Washington, OH
Wood, WV
6080Pensacola, FL0.8306
Escambia, FL
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Santa Rosa, FL
6120Peoria-Pekin, IL0.8886
Peoria, IL
Tazewell, IL
Woodford, IL
6160Philadelphia, PA-NJ1.0824
Burlington, NJ
Camden, NJ
Gloucester, NJ
Salem, NJ
Bucks, PA
Chester, PA
Delaware, PA
Mongtomery, PA
Philadelphia, PA
6200Phoenix-Mesa, AZ0.9982
Maricopa, AZ
Pinal, AZ
6240Pine Bluff, AR0.8673
Jefferson, AR
6280Pittsburgh, PA0.8756
Allegheny, PA
Beaver, PA
Butler, PA
Fayette, PA
Washington, PA
Westmoreland, PA
6323Pittsfield, MA1.0439
Berkshire, MA
6340Pocatello, ID0.9602
Bannock, ID
6360Ponce, PR0.4954
Guayanilla, PR
Juana Diaz, PR
Penuelas, PR
Ponce, PR
Villalba, PR
Yauco, PR
6403Portland, ME1.0112
Cumberland, ME
Sagadahoc, ME
York, ME
6440Portland-Vancouver, OR-WA1.1403
Clackamas, OR
Columbia, OR
Multnomah, OR
Washington, OR
Yamhill, OR
Clark, WA
6483Providence-Warwick-Pawtucket, RI1.1062
Bristol, RI
Kent, RI
Newport, RI
Providence, RI
Washington, RI
6520Provo-Orem, UT0.9613
Utah, UT
6560Pueblo, CO0.8752
Pueblo, CO
6580Punta Gorda, FL0.9441
Charlotte, FL
6600Racine, WI0.9045
Racine, WI
6640Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC1.0258
Chatham, NC
Durham, NC
Franklin, NC
Johnston, NC
Orange, NC
Wake, NC
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6660Rapid City, SD0.8912
Pennington, SD
6680Reading, PA0.9216
Berks, PA
6690Redding, CA1.1835
Shasta, CA
6720Reno, NV1.0456
Washoe, NV
6740Richland-Kennewick-Pasco, WA1.0520
Benton, WA
Franklin, WA
6760Richmond-Petersburg, VA0.9398
Charles City County, VA
Chesterfield, VA
Colonia Heights City, VA
Dinwiddie, VA
Goochland, VA
Hanover, VA
Henrico, VA
Hopewell City, VA
New Kent, VA
Petersburg City, VA
Powhatan, VA
Prince George, VA
Richmond City, VA
6780Riverside-San Bernardino, CA1.0975
Riverside, CA
San Bernardino, CA
6800Roanoke, VA0.8429
Botetourt, VA
Roanoke, VA
Roanoke City, VA
Salem City, VA
6820Rochester, MN1.1504
Olmsted, MN
6840Rochester, NY0.9196
Genesee, NY
Livingston, NY
Monroe, NY
Ontario, NY
Orleans, NY
Wayne, NY
6880Rockford, IL0.9626
Boone, IL
Ogle, IL
Winnebago, IL
6895Rocky Mount, NC0.8998
Edgecombe, NC
Nash, NC
6920Sacramento, CA1.1849
El Dorado, CA
Placer, CA
Sacramento, CA
6960Saginaw-Bay City-Midland, MI0.9696
Bay, MI
Midland, MI
Saginaw, MI
6980St. Cloud, MN1.0215
Benton, MN
Stearns, MN
7000St. Joseph, MO1.0013
Andrew, MO
Buchanan, MO
7040St. Louis, MO-IL0.9081
Clinton, IL
Jersey, IL
Madison, IL
Monroe, IL
St. Clair, IL
Franklin, MO
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Jefferson, MO
Lincoln, MO
St. Charles, MO
St. Louis, MO
St. Louis City, MO
Warren, MO
7080Salem, OR1.0557
Marion, OR
Polk, OR
7120Salinas, CA1.3823
Monterey, CA
7160Salt Lake City-Ogden, UT0.9487
Davis, UT
Salt Lake, UT
Weber, UT
7200San Angelo, TX0.8168
Tom Green, TX
7240San Antonio, TX0.9023
Bexar, TX
Comal, TX
Guadalupe, TX
Wilson, TX
7320San Diego, CA1.1267
San Diego, CA
7360San Francisco, CA1.4712
Marin, CA
San Francisco, CA
San Mateo, CA
7400San Jose, CA1.4744
Santa Clara, CA
7440San Juan-Bayamon, PR0.4802
Aguas Buenas, PR
Barceloneta, PR
Bayamon, PR
Canovanas, PR
Carolina, PR
Catano, PR
Ceiba, PR
Comerio, PR
Corozal, PR
Dorado, PR
Fajardo, PR
Florida, PR
Guaynabo, PR
Humacao, PR
Juncos, PR
Los Piedras, PR
Loiza, PR
Luguillo, PR
Manati, PR
Morovis, PR
Naguabo, PR
Naranjito, PR
Rio Grande, PR
San Juan, PR
Toa Alta, PR
Toa Baja, PR
Trujillo Alto, PR
Vega Alta, PR
Vega Baja, PR
Yabucoa, PR
7460San Luis Obispo-Atascadero-Paso1.1118
Robles, CA
San Luis Obispo, CA
7480Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Lompoc, CA1.0771
Santa Barbara, CA
7485Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA1.4780
Santa Cruz, CA
7490Santa Fe, NM1.0590
Los Alamos, NM
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Santa Fe, NM
7500Santa Rosa, CA1.2962
Sonoma, CA
7510Sarasota-Bradenton, FL0.9630
Manatee, FL
Sarasota, FL
7520Savannah, GA0.9460
Bryan, GA
Chatham, GA
Effingham, GA
7560Scranton-Wilkes-Barre-Hazleton, PA0.8523
Columbia, PA
Lackawanna, PA
Luzerne, PA
Wyoming, PA
7600Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA1.1479
Island, WA
King, WA
Snohomish, WA
7610Sharon, PA0.7881
Mercer, PA
7620Sheboygan, WI0.8949
Sheboygan, WI
7640Sherman-Denison, TX0.9617
Grayson, TX
7680Shreveport-Bossier City, LA0.9112
Bossier, LA
Caddo, LA
Webster, LA
7720Sioux City, IA-NE0.9094
Woodbury, IA
Dakota, NE
7760Sioux Falls, SD0.9441
Lincoln, SD
Minnehaha, SD
7800South Bend, IN0.9447
St. Joseph, IN
7840Spokane, WA1.0661
Spokane, WA
7880Springfield, IL0.8738
Menard, IL
Sangamon, IL
7920Springfield, MO0.8597
Christian, MO
Greene, MO
Webster, MO
8003Springfield, MA1.0174
Hampden, MA
Hampshire, MA
8050State College, PA0.8462
Centre, PA
8080Steubenville-Weirton, OH-WV0.8281
Jefferson, OH
Brooke, WV
Hancock, WV
8120Stockton-Lodi, CA1.0564
San Joaquin, CA
8140Sumter, SC0.8520
Sumter, SC
8160Syracuse, NY0.9394
Cayuga, NY
Madison, NY
Onondaga, NY
Oswego, NY
8200Tacoma, WA1.1078
Pierce, WA
8240Tallahassee, FL0.8656
Gadsden, FL
Leon, FL
8280Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL0.9024
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Hernando, FL
Hillsborough, FL
Pasco, FL
Pinellas, FL
8320Terre Haute, IN0.8582
Clay, IN
Vermillion, IN
Vigo, IN
8360Texarkana, AR-Texarkana, TX0.8414
Miller, AR
Bowie, TX
8400Toledo, OH0.9525
Fulton, OH
Lucas, OH
Wood, OH
8440Topeka, KS0.8904
Shawnee, KS
8480Trenton, NJ1.0276
Mercer, NJ
8520Tucson, AZ0.8926
Pima, AZ
8560Tulsa, OK0.8729
Creek, OK
Osage, OK
Rogers, OK
Tulsa, OK
Wagoner, OK
8600Tuscaloosa, AL0.8440
Tuscaloosa, AL
8640Tyler, TX0.9502
Smith, TX
8680Utica-Rome, NY0.8295
Herkimer, NY
Oneida, NY
8720Vallejo-Fairfield-Napa, CA1.3517
Napa, CA
Solano, CA
8735Ventura, CA1.1105
Ventura, CA
8750Victoria, TX0.8469
Victoria, TX
8760Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ1.0573
Cumberland, NJ
8780Visalia-Tulare-Porterville, CA0.9964
Tulare, CA
8800Waco, TX0.8146
McLennan, TX
8840Washington, DC-MD-VA-WV1.0971
District of Columbia, DC
Calvert, MD
Charles, MD
Frederick, MD
Montgomery, MD
Prince Georges, MD
Alexandria City, VA
Arlington, VA
Clarke, VA
Culpeper, VA
Fairfax, VA
Fairfax City, VA
Falls Church City, VA
Fauquier, VA
Fredericksburg City, VA
King George, VA
Loudoun, VA
Manassas City, VA
Manassas Park City, VA
Prince William, VA
Spotsylvania, VA
Stafford, VA
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Warren, VA
Berkeley, WV
Jefferson, WV
8920Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA0.8633
Black Hawk, IA
8940Wausau, WI0.9570
Marathon, WI
8960West Palm Beach-Boca Raton, FL1.0059
Palm Beach, FL
9000Wheeling, WV-OH0.7449
Belmont, OH
Marshall, WV
Ohio, WV
9040Wichita, KS0.9473
Butler, KS
Harvey, KS
Sedgwick, KS
9080Wichita Falls, TX0.8395
Archer, TX
Wichita, TX
9140Williamsport, PA0.8486
Lycoming, PA
9160Wilmington-Newark, DE-MD1.1121
New Castle, DE
Cecil, MD
9200Wilmington, NC0.9237
New Hanover, NC
Brunswick, NC
9260Yakima, WA1.0323
Yakima, WA
9270Yolo, CA0.9378
Yolo, CA
9280York, PA0.9150
York, PA
9320Youngstown-Warren, OH0.9518
Columbiana, OH
Mahoning, OH
Trumbull, OH
9340Yuba City, CA1.0364
Sutter, CA
Yuba, CA
9360Yuma, AZ0.8871
Yuma, AZ

Addendum C.—Comparison of Pre-Floor and Pre-Reclassified Hospital Wage Index for FY 2003 and Proposed CY 2005

Rural areaFY 2003 wage indexProposed CY 2005 wage indexPercent change, FY 2003- proposed CY 2005
ALABAMA0.76600.7637-0.30
ALASKA1.22931.1637-5.34
ARIZONA0.84930.91407.62
ARKANSAS0.76660.77040.50
CALIFORNIA0.98401.02974.64
COLORADO0.90150.93683.92
CONNECTICUT1.23941.1586-6.52
DELAWARE0.91280.95044.12
FLORIDA0.88140.8789-0.28
GEORGIA0.82300.82470.21
GUAM0.96110.96110.00
HAWAII1.02551.05222.60
IDAHO0.87470.88260.90
ILLINOIS0.82040.83411.67
INDIANA0.87550.8736-0.22
IOWA0.83150.85502.83
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KANSAS0.79230.80882.08
KENTUCKY0.80790.7844-2.91
LOUISIANA0.75670.7291-3.65
MAINE0.88740.90391.86
MARYLAND0.89460.91792.60
MASSACHUSETTS1.12881.0217-9.49
MICHIGAN0.90000.8741-2.88
MINNESOTA0.91510.93392.05
MISSISSIPPI0.76800.7583-1.26
MISSOURI0.80210.7829-2.39
MONTANA0.84810.87012.59
NEBRASKA0.82040.903510.13
NEVADA0.95770.98332.67
NEW HAMPSHIRE0.97960.99401.47
New Jersey
NEW MEXICO0.88720.8529-3.87
NEW YORK0.85420.8403-1.63
NORTH CAROLINA0.86660.8501-1.90
NORTH DAKOTA0.77880.7743-0.58
OHIO0.86130.87601.71
OKLAHOMA0.75900.7537-0.70
OREGON1.03031.0050-2.46
PENNSYLVANIA0.84620.8348-1.35
PUERTO RICO0.43560.4047-7.09
RHODE ISLAND
SOUTH CAROLINA0.86070.86400.38
SOUTH DAKOTA0.78150.83937.40
TENNESSEE0.78770.7876-0.01
TEXAS0.78210.79101.14
UTAH0.93120.8843-5.04
VERMONT0.93450.93750.32
VIRGINIA0.85040.8480-0.28
VIRGIN ISLANDS0.78450.7457-4.95
WASHINGTON1.01791.0072-1.05
WEST VIRGINIA0.79750.80841.37
WISCONSIN0.91620.94983.67
WYOMING0.90070.91821.94
Urban MSAFY 2003 wage indexProposed CY 2005 wage indexPercent change, FY 2003- proposed CY 2005
00400.77920.80092.78
00600.45870.4294-6.39
00800.96000.9055-5.68
01201.05941.12666.34
01600.83840.85702.22
02000.93151.0485>12.56
02200.78590.81713.97
02400.97350.9536-2.04
02800.92250.8462-8.27
03200.90340.91781.59
03801.23581.2109-2.01
04401.11031.0817-2.58
04500.80440.7881-2.03
04600.89970.91151.31
04700.43370.3757-13.37
04800.98760.9502-3.79
05001.02111.0203-0.08
05200.99910.9971-0.20
05601.10171.0907-1.00
05800.83250.8215-1.32
06001.02640.9208-10.29
06400.96370.9596-0.43
06800.98991.00361.38
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07200.99290.9908-0.21
07330.96640.99553.01
07431.32021.2335-6.57
07600.82940.83540.72
08400.83240.86163.51
08601.22821.1643-5.20
08700.90420.8847-2.16
08751.21501.1967-1.51
08800.90220.8961-0.68
09200.87570.8649-1.23
09600.83410.84471.27
10000.92220.9199-0.25
10100.79720.7505-5.86
10200.89070.8588-3.58
10400.91090.91110.02
10800.93100.93520.45
11231.12351.12910.50
11250.96891.00463.68
11450.85350.8525-0.12
11501.09441.0614-3.02
12400.88801.012514.02
12600.88210.92194.51
12800.93650.9339-0.28
13031.00520.9322-7.26
13100.43710.4061-7.09
13200.89320.8895-0.41
13500.96900.9244-4.60
13600.90560.8975-0.89
14001.06350.9527-10.42
14400.92350.94202.00
14800.88980.8876-0.25
15200.98500.9712-1.40
15401.04381.0295-1.37
15600.89760.92072.57
15800.86280.89804.08
16001.10441.0852-1.74
16200.97451.05438.19
16400.93810.95952.28
16600.84060.8022-4.57
16800.96700.9626-0.46
17200.99160.9793-1.24
17400.84960.8396-1.18
17600.93070.94501.54
18000.83740.86903.77
18400.97510.97530.02
18800.87290.8647-0.94
18901.14531.0545-7.93
19000.78470.866210.39
19200.99981.00490.51
19500.88590.8643-2.44
19600.88350.8774-0.69
20000.92820.9232-0.54
20200.90620.8900-1.79
20300.89730.8894-0.88
20400.80550.81220.83
20801.06011.09052.87
21200.87910.92675.41
21601.04481.0227-2.12
21800.81370.7597-6.64
21900.93560.98255.01
22000.87950.8748-0.53
22401.03681.0356-0.12
22811.06841.16589.12
22900.89520.91392.09
23200.92650.9065-2.16
23300.97220.9279-4.56
23350.84160.84450.34
23400.83760.90017.46
23600.89250.8699-2.53
24001.09441.0940-0.04
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24400.81770.83952.67
25200.96840.9115-5.88
25600.88890.93635.33
25800.81000.86376.63
26201.06821.0611-0.66
26401.11351.11780.39
26500.77920.78831.17
26550.87800.89612.06
26701.00661.02191.52
26801.02971.0165-1.28
27000.96800.9372-3.18
27100.98231.00462.27
27200.78950.83035.17
27500.96930.8786-9.36
27600.94570.97372.96
28000.94460.95380.97
28401.02161.04081.88
28800.85050.8049-5.36
29000.98710.9459-4.17
29200.94650.9403-0.66
29600.95840.9343-2.51
29750.82810.84672.25
29800.88920.8779-1.27
29850.88970.90922.19
29950.94560.99004.70
30000.95250.9520-0.05
30400.89500.8810-1.56
30600.92370.94442.24
30800.95020.95860.88
31200.92820.93120.32
31500.91000.91830.91
31600.91220.94003.05
31800.92680.99407.25
32000.94180.9066-3.74
32400.92230.92860.68
32831.15491.1068-4.16
32850.76590.7362-3.88
32900.90280.95025.25
33201.14571.1014-3.87
33500.83850.7721-7.92
33600.98921.01172.27
34000.96360.9565-0.74
34400.89030.8851-0.58
34800.97171.00393.31
35000.95870.96550.71
35200.95320.9146-4.05
35600.86070.8406-2.34
35800.92750.8900-4.04
36000.93810.95481.78
36050.82390.84021.98
36100.79760.7589-4.85
36200.98490.9583-2.70
36401.11901.0923-2.39
36600.82680.8203-0.79
36800.83290.7981-4.18
37000.77490.79342.39
37100.86130.87211.25
37201.05951.0350-2.31
37401.07901.0603-1.73
37600.97360.9642-0.97
38000.96860.97720.89
38101.03990.9242-11.13
38400.89700.8509-5.14
38500.89710.89860.17
38700.94000.9290-1.17
38800.84750.8105-4.37
39200.92780.9068-2.26
39600.79650.7959-0.08
39800.93570.8931-4.55
40000.90780.98838.87
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40400.97260.9659-0.69
40800.84720.87473.25
41000.87450.87840.45
41201.15211.1121-3.47
41500.79230.86449.10
42000.83150.8212-1.24
42430.91790.95624.17
42800.85810.8053-6.15
43200.94830.9258-2.37
43600.98921.02083.19
44000.90970.8827-2.97
44200.86290.87391.27
44801.20011.1732-2.24
45200.92760.9163-1.22
46000.96460.8777-9.01
46400.92190.9018-2.18
46800.92040.95964.26
47201.04671.0395-0.69
48000.89000.91052.30
48400.49140.4769-2.95
48800.84280.86022.06
48901.04981.05340.34
49001.02530.9633-6.05
49200.89200.92343.52
49400.98371.05767.51
50000.98021.00262.29
50151.12131.13601.31
50800.98931.00761.85
51201.09031.10671.50
51400.91570.96185.03
51600.81080.7933-2.16
51701.04981.196613.98
51901.06741.08892.01
52000.81370.7913-2.75
52400.77340.83007.32
52800.92840.8580-7.58
53300.89760.90220.51
53450.97541.05968.63
53600.95781.01085.53
53801.33571.2921-3.26
54831.24081.2254-1.24
55231.17671.1596-1.45
55600.90460.91030.63
56001.44141.3588-5.73
56401.13811.16252.14
56601.13871.1171-1.90
57200.85740.88953.74
57751.50721.52210.99
57900.94020.9153-2.65
58000.93970.96322.50
58800.89000.89660.74
59101.09601.10070.43
59200.99780.9754-2.24
59451.14741.16121.20
59600.96400.97421.06
59900.83440.84341.08
60150.88650.8124-8.36
60200.81270.82881.98
60800.86450.8306-3.92
61200.87390.88861.68
61601.07131.08241.04
62000.98200.99821.65
62400.79620.86738.93
62800.93650.8756-6.50
63231.02351.04391.99
63400.93720.96022.45
63600.51690.4954-4.16
64030.97941.01123.25
64401.06671.14036.90
64831.08541.10621.92
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65200.99840.9613-3.72
65600.88200.8752-0.77
65800.92180.94412.42
66000.93340.9045-3.10
66400.99901.02582.68
66600.88460.89120.75
66800.92950.9216-0.85
66901.11351.18356.29
67201.06481.0456-1.80
67401.14911.0520-8.45
67600.94770.9398-0.83
67801.13651.0975-3.43
68000.86140.8429-2.15
68201.21391.1504-5.23
68400.91940.91960.02
68800.96250.96260.01
68950.92280.8998-2.49
69201.15001.18493.03
69600.96500.96960.48
69800.97001.02155.31
70000.80211.001324.83
70400.88550.90812.55
70801.03671.05571.83
71201.46231.3823-5.47
71600.99450.9487-4.61
72000.83740.8168-2.46
72400.87530.90233.08
73201.11311.12671.22
73601.41421.47124.03
74001.41451.47444.23
74400.47410.48021.29
74601.12711.1118-1.36
74801.04811.07712.77
74851.36461.47808.31
74901.07121.0590-1.14
75001.30461.2962-0.64
75100.94250.96302.18
75200.93760.94600.90
75600.85990.8523-0.88
76001.14741.14790.04
76100.78690.78810.15
76200.86970.89492.90
76400.92550.96173.91
76800.89870.91121.39
77200.90460.90940.53
77600.92570.94411.99
78000.98020.9447-3.62
78401.08521.0661-1.76
78800.86590.87380.91
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III. Waiver of Proposed Rulemaking

We ordinarily publish a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register to provide a period for public comment before the provisions of a Notice such as this takes effect. We can waive this procedure, however, if we find good cause that notice and comment procedure is impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public interest and incorporate a statement of the finding and the reasons for it into the notice issued.

We find it unnecessary to undertake notice and comment rulemaking because this notice merely provides technical corrections to the regulations and makes no substantive changes to the regulation. Therefore, we find good cause to waive notice and comment procedures.

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(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program No. 93.773, Medicare—Hospital Insurance; and Program No. 93.774, Medicare—Supplementary Medical Insurance Program)

Ann C. Agnew,

Executive Secretary to the Department.

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[FR Doc. 04-17417 Filed 7-29-04; 8:45 am]

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