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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
A summary and frequently asked questions can be found here.
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
NOTE: - Hospitals partners must have final IGAs
and matching monies to AHCCCS for DSH 2013 payments by March 31, 2015. Beginning April 1, 2015, any unspent
allocation may be reallocated to another hospital.
Template IGA Agreement for 2013 DSH [Word]
2011 - 2013 [PDF]
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