Health Care Payment Reform Center

Wage Index

An acute-care hospital’s wage index data is a vital component to the hospital’s overall wage index. Changes of just 1 percent in an area’s overall wage index can result in a significant reimbursement opportunity for a hospital.

BKD National Health Care Group’s wage index reviews help hospitals comply with complex rules and identify improvement areas. Our Medicare solutions go beyond the traditional detailed review of supporting documentation. We also:

University of Kansas Hospital Authority

“As a CFO, I’m critical of professional firms and hired services. That being said, I am a fan of BKD. We have engaged the firm for transaction services, wage index reviews and audits, and I have been pleased with the firm’s level of professionalism, responsiveness and integrity.”

— William H. Marting, Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
University of Kansas Hospital Authority
Shawnee Mission, Kansas

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