Payment methodPublic hospital disproportionate share hospital (PHDSH).

(1) The medicaid agency's public hospital disproportionate share hospital (PHDSH) program is a certified public expenditure program for government-operated hospitals. To be eligible for PHDSH, a hospital must qualify for disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payments under WAC 182-550-4900 and be:
(a) Operated by a public hospital district in the state of Washington and participating in the "full cost" public hospital certified public expenditure (CPE) payment program described in WAC 182-550-4650;
(b) Harborview Medical Center; or
(c) University of Washington Medical Center.
(2) The PHDSH payments to a hospital eligible under this program may not exceed the hospital's disproportionate share hospital (DSH) cap calculated according to WAC 182-550-4900(10). The hospital receives only the federal medical assistance percentage of the total computable payment amount.
(3) Hospitals receiving payment under the PHDSH program must provide the local match for the federal funds through certified public expenditures (CPE). Payments are limited to costs incurred by the participating hospitals.
(4) A hospital receiving payment under the PHDSH program must submit to the agency federally required medicaid cost report schedules apportioning inpatient and outpatient costs, beginning with the services provided during state fiscal year 2006. See WAC 182-550-5410.
(5) PHDSH payments are subject to the availability of DSH funds under the statewide DSH cap. If the statewide DSH cap is exceeded, the agency will recoup PHDSH payments first, but only from hospitals that received total inpatient and DSH payments above the hold harmless level, and only to the extent of the excess amount above the hold harmless level. See WAC 182-550-4900 (13) and (14), and 182-550-4670.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 41.05.021, 41.05.160, and 74.09.5225(3). WSR 15-11-009, § 182-550-5400, filed 5/7/15, effective 6/7/15. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.05.021 and 42 C.F.R. 433.51(b). WSR 12-04-022, § 182-550-5400, filed 1/25/12, effective 2/25/12. WSR 11-14-075, recodified as § 182-550-5400, filed 6/30/11, effective 7/1/11. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.500. WSR 07-14-090, § 388-550-5400, filed 6/29/07, effective 8/1/07; WSR 06-08-046, § 388-550-5400, filed 3/30/06, effective 4/30/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.08.090. WSR 05-12-132, § 388-550-5400, filed 6/1/05, effective 7/1/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.500, 74.09.035(1), and 43.88.290. WSR 03-13-055, § 388-550-5400, filed 6/12/03, effective 7/13/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.730, chapter 74.46 RCW and 42 U.S.C. 1396r-4. WSR 99-14-025, § 388-550-5400, filed 6/28/99, effective 7/1/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.730, 74.04.050, 70.01.010, 74.09.200, [74.09.]500, [74.09.]530 and 43.20B.020. WSR 98-01-124, § 388-550-5400, filed 12/18/97, effective 1/18/98.]
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