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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 Application - indigent care eligibility form to assess a patient's financial situation to determine if the patient meets the DSH guidelines.

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.

How do I verify eligibility? Once eligibility has been obtained, you may verify continued eligibility by one of the following methods:

  • by contacting the Automated Voice Response System at (800) 807-1301
  • by using the Web-based KYHealth-Net System  

Provider Contact Information

If you can't find the information you need or have additional questions, please direct your inquiries to:

Billing Questions - DXC - (800) 807-1232
Provider Questions - (855) 824-5615

Provider MCO Information

Anthem - (800) 205-5870 
Aetna Better Health of KY - (855) 300-5528 
Humana - (855) 852-7005
Passport Health Plan- (800) 578-0775
WellCare of KY - (877) 389-9457     

Contact Information