Calculating and Using the Area Wage Index of the Medicare Inpatient Hospital Prospective Payment System
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.
RUPRI Rural Policy Brief, 5(5)
Rural Policy Research Institute Rural Health Panel
Hospitals · Medicare · Policy · Reimbursement and payment models