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Medicaid: States' Use and Distribution of Supplemental Payments to Hospitals

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Examines the use of disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payments, which are given to hospitals with more Medicaid and uninsured patients. Addresses differences in state Medicaid expansion status, uninsured percentage, and uncompensated care in relation to DSH payments. Includes state data on DSH payments and uncompensated care costs by rural/urban hospital location, as well as data on Critical Access Hospital (CAH) and Sole Community Hospital DSH payments by state.
Date
07/2019
Type
Document
Organization
Government Accountability Office
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Critical Access Hospitals · Medicaid · Reimbursement and payment models · Rural-urban differences · Sole Community Hospitals · State-by-state data · Uninsured and underinsured · State-by-state