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A Primer on the Occupational Mix Adjustment to the Medicare Hospital Wage Index

Description
Focuses on the occupational mix adjustment (OMA) to the labor-related share in the hospital inpatient prospective payment system. Explains what the OMA is, why it is needed, and how it has been calculated. Discusses reasons the effect of the OMA has been less than some rural advocates anticipated.
Author(s)
Kristin Reiter, Rebecca Slifkin, Mark Holmes
Date
09/2006
Type
Document
Organization
North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
Tagged as
Health occupations · Hospitals · Medicare · Policy · Reimbursement and payment models