GAO Report Finds Wide Variation Among States In Medicaid DSH Pay

By James Romoser / July 31, 2019 at 4:57 PM
A new report from the Government Accountability Office highlights wide disparities in how Medicaid payments are distributed to disproportionate share hospitals as Congress grapples with whether to again postpone cuts to Medicaid DSH payments that are scheduled to take effect Oct. 1. Medicaid DSH payments accounted for 13.6% of the total amount the program paid to hospitals in 2014, GAO found through an analysis of audit data from 48 states. But the share of DSH payments as a percentage of...

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