Hospital Labor Market Area Definitions Under PPS. UMN RHRC Working Paper #7.

Publication Date: October 2nd, 1994
Publication Type(s): Working Paper
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.

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