Analysis of the Joint Distribution of Disproportionate Share Hospital Payments. Potential Low-income Patient Measures


In this section, we describe potential measures associated with serving low-income patients that could be used either to establish eligibility to receive DSH funding or allocate the funds to eligible hospitals. Some of these measures can be generated from inpatient claims data and others require financial data. We provide definitions of the policies associated with specific measures in Table 6.1.

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