Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH)

Understanding the Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) Program

The Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) program provides adjustment payments to help hospitals that serve a significantly greater share of low-income patients.  Specifically, individual states receive an annual DSH allotment to cover the costs of DSH hospitals that provide care to low-income self-pay patients not covered by Medicaid, Medicare or other health insurance programs.

Medicare Learning Center – Disproportionate Share Hospital

HRSA – Eligibility & Registration

Medicaid CHIP Program Information

What is the benefit to you?

DSH payments provide financial help which can help you to improve and expand services even with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) reforms.  You are also serving more vulnerable individuals and providing a wonderful community outreach.

How can ClaimAid Help?

Our expert, compassionate patient advocates can assist your patients from the very first encounter, screening for potential eligibility, filing applications and following up through the application resolution for eligibility benefits.