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Medicaid Acronym of the Day – DSH

Disproportionate Share Hospitals serve a significantly disproportionate number of low-income patients and receive payments from the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services to cover the costs of providing care to uninsured patients. Disproportionate share hospitals are defined in Section 1886(d)(1)(B) of the Social Security Act.

To be eligible to participate in the 340B Drug Pricing Program, disproportionate share hospitals must meet the requirements of 42 USC 256b(a)(4)(L).

Further reading

https://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Medicare-Learning-Network-MLN/MLNProducts/Downloads/Disproportionate_Share_Hospital.pdf

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