Wage-adjusted DRG operating payment

Wage-adjusted DRG operating payment is the applicable average standardized amount adjusted for -
(1) Resource utilization by the applicable MS-DRG relative weight;
(2) Differences in geographic costs by the applicable area wage index (and by the applicable cost-of-living adjustment for hospitals located in Alaska and Hawaii); and
(3) Any applicable payment adjustment for transfers under ยง 412.4(f).


42 CFR § 412.160

Scoping language

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