Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: Medicaid Program; State Disproportionate Share Hospital Allotment Reductions
GAO-13-876R, Sep 27, 2013
GAO reviewed the Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service's (CMS) new rule on the Medicaid Program; state disproportionate share hospital allotment reductions. GAO found that (1) the final rule delineates a methodology to implement the annual reductions to state Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) allotments for fiscal year (FY) 2014 and FY 2015. The rule also includes additional DSH reporting requirements for use in implementing the DSH health reform methodology; and the (2) CMS complied with applicable requirements in promulgating the rule.