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Calculating and Using the Area Wage Index of the Medicare Inpatient Hospital Prospective Payment System

Description
Explains how the area wage index (AWI) was developed to adjust Medicare payments to hospitals based on average hospital wages in an area. Identifies the major unresolved issues related to its calculation and use in the year 2000.
Author(s)
Anthony Wellever
Citation
RUPRI Rural Policy Brief, 5(5)
Date
06/2000
Type
Document
Organization
Rural Policy Research Institute Rural Health Panel
Tagged as
Hospitals · Medicare · Policy · Reimbursement and payment models