Analysis of the Joint Distribution of Disproportionate Share Hospital Payments. Distribution of Total DSH Payments by State


Table 4.7 shows the joint distribution of Medicare and Medicaid payments. The five states receiving together almost half of the total amount of DSH funds (48.7%) are California (16.7%), New York (12.7%), Texas (9.3%), New Jersey (5.7%), and Louisiana (4.3%). At the same time, these states have only 28% of the total adjusted patient days (7.9, 9.7, 5.8, 2.7, and 1.9 %, respectively).

Table 4.7 Actual DSH Payments State, FY 1998 ($millions)

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