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Generate $42 Million for its Membership

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

Generate $42 Million for its Membership
TRAHAN WHITTEN, Principal, Director of Government Programs & Reimbursement Services

In July, the Hospital Association of Southern California (HASC) Board approved the 2010 Wage Index Improvement Project (WIIP). HASC selected HFS Consultants to conduct the project that will help hospitals improve the accuracy of Average Hourly Wage (AHW) reporting in the HASC region. With broad hospital participation we should be able to generate an estimated $42 million in additional Medicare reimbursement for hospitals in the HASC region. The $42 million impact is based on a recent review of previously filed cost reports and represents an average 50ยข increase in the reported average hourly wage. (more…)