Medicare Disproportionate Share Hospital Fact Sheet

Author: 
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS),
Medicare Learning Network (MLN)

This publication from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Medicare Learning Network (MLN) provides the following information about the Medicare Disproportionate Share Hospital adjustment and Medicare Disproportionate Share Hospitals (DSHs):

  • Background
  • Methods to qualify for the Medicare DSH adjustment
  • Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act (MMA) provisions that impact Medicare DSHs
  • Affordable Care Act provision that impacts Medicare DSHs
  • Counting number of beds and patient days in hospital
  • Medicare DSH payment adjustment formulas
  • Resources
  • Lists of helpful websites and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) Regional Office Rural Health Coordinators