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Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) payments provide financial assistance to hospitals
that serve a large number of low-income patients such as people on Medicaid and
the uninsured. Medicaid DSH payments are the largest source of federal funding for
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved Arizona’s Waiver amendment
request which contains the following changes to the DSH methodology, effective
September 30, 2015:
More information can be found on the Public Notices webpage.
Disproportionate Share Hospital payments are scheduled to be made to private hospitals each fall.
Additional DSH funds are available to hospitals as a part of intergovernmental
agreements between AHCCCS, and a political subdivision / tribal government / state
university using local funds to match federal DSH funding. For more information, please contact
Template IGA Agreement for 2014 DSH [Word]
2011 - 2014 [PDF]
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