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Title
Reforming the Medicaid disproportionate share hospital program
First Author
Coughlin, Teresa A
Date of Pub
2000 Winter
Pages
137-157
Volume
22
Issue
2
Other Authors
Kim, Johnny; Ku, Leighton
Abstract
Since 1991, three Federal laws have sought to reform the Medicaid disproportionate share (DHS) program, which is designed to help safety net hospitals. This article provides findings from a 40-State survey about Medicaid DHS and supplemental payment programs in 1997. Results indicate that the overall size of the DSH program did not grow from 1993 to 1997, but the composition of DHS revenues and expenditures changed substantially: A much higher share of the DSH funds were being paid to local hospitals and relatively less was being retained by the States. The study also revealed that large differences in States' use of DHS still persist.
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MeSH
Health Policy : Health Care Reform : Health Expenditures : Health Policy/economics : Medicaid : Program Evaluation/statistics & numerical data : Quality Assurance, Health Care : State Health Plans : United States Health Care Financing Administration
NTIS Number
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