Disproportionate Share Hospital Program

Continuing Resolution Averts Government Shutdown and Delays DSH Cuts

What’s happening: The House voted 336-95 on a two-tiered stopgap measure that funds the federal government past the Nov. 17 deadline and delays Medicaid disproportionate share hospital cuts until Jan. 19. The Senate passed the measure on Nov. 15 and President Biden has indicated he will sign it.  

What else to know: Funding expires for certain federal agencies on Jan. 19 and other agencies on Feb. 2.  

CMS Finalizes Policies on Medicare DSH Calculation

As part of the federal fiscal year 2024 inpatient prospective payment system final rule, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) also finalized its proposal to limit how Medicaid 1115 demonstration days count for purposes of the Medicare disproportionate share hospital (DSH) calculation.