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Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) Services

Upcoming Webinar Training Session

Name: Kentucky Medicaid DSH Examinations
Presenter: Kentucky Department for Medicaid Services/Myers and Stauffer LC
Date: February 19, 2014
Time: 1 to 4 p.m.
Contact: (888) 749-5799 or e-mail
Registration Information: Registration Form
For more information: Training Flyer

DSH Survey Information

DSH Survey Tips 2011 *New*

For more information regarding the DSH Survey - Audit Process, refer to the Frequently Asked Questions.

Program Information

Disproportionate Share Hospital Program (DSH) is a program of hospital care for Kentucky's indigent citizenry provided by Kentucky hospitals participating in the Kentucky Medicaid Program.

Prior to billing a patient and prior to submitting the cost of the hospital service to Medicaid as uncompensated, a hospital uses the DSH-001- indigent care eligibility form to assess a patient's financial situation to determine if the patient meets the DSH guidelines.

Eligibility Information

Patient eligibility requirements:

  • The patient must be a Kentucky resident.
  • Resources (financial and other) belonging to the patient and the patient's family are taken into consideration during the determination.
  • The patient cannot have any other medical insurance coverage, including private insurance, any type of government-funded coverage, KCHIP, or be eligible for Medicaid.


If you have questions

Regarding policy, contact
Division of Policy and Operations
Benefits Branch
275 East Main St
Frankfort, KY 40621
Phone: (502) 564-6890
E-mail: CHFS DMS Webmaster

Regarding Rates, contact:
Division of Fiscal Management
Rate Setting Branch
275 East Main St
Frankfort, KY 40621
Phone: (502) 564-8196


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