Disproportionate Share Hospitals

Eligibility

Disproportionate Share Hospitals serve a significantly disproportionate number of low-income patients and receive payments from the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services to cover the costs of providing care to uninsured patients. Disproportionate share hospitals are defined in Section 1886(d)(1)(B) of the Social Security Act. For more information, see the disproportionate share hospitals fact sheet (PDF - 1.1 MB).

To be eligible to participate in the 340B Drug Pricing Program, disproportionate share hospitals must meet the requirements of 42 USC 256b(a)(4)(L).

Date Last Reviewed:  May 2018


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Eligible in Multiple Categories

Hospitals that are eligible to participate in the 340B Drug Pricing Program in more than one category may select one. For example, a hospital that is both as a Disproportionate Share Hospital and a Sole Community Hospital may choose either type of eligibility and must abide by requirements and guidelines for that type of eligible organization/covered entity once enrolled.

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