The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced preliminary federal disproportionate share hospital (DSH) allotments for fiscal year (FY) 2017 and state-specific, final FY 2015 DSH allotments.

In a Nov. 2 Federal Register notice, CMS said it calculated FY 2017 preliminary state allotments by increasing the amount of the state’s FY 2016 DSH allotments by the percentage change in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers.

FY 2018 Medicaid DSH reductions mandated by the Affordable Care Act started Oct. 1.

Contact Director of Policy Erin O’Malley at eomalley@essentialhospitals.org or 202.585.0127 with questions.