Publication Date: October 2nd, 1994
Publication Type(s): Working Paper
Topic(s): Hospitals and Clinics
Author(s): Wellever, A.
Although both the Health Care Financing Administration and the Prospective Payment Assessment Commission acknowledge serious problems with the current method of defining labor market areas, neither have proposed a specific alternative to replace it. This paper attempts to break this stalemate by developing and recommending a policy agenda for improving the area wage index.