PPS Inpatient Payment and the Area Wage Index
Discusses how Medicare inpatient rates were calculated as of 2001, the role of the wage index, and issues surrounding the wage index and reimbursement to rural hospitals by Medicare under the Prospective Payment System (PPS).
Kathleen Dalton, Rebecca T. Slifkin
North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
Hospitals · Medicare · Reimbursement and payment models