The South Dakota Department of Social Services (DSS) is mailing out Disproportionate Share Payment surveys to inpatient hospitals (a copy of the accompanying letter can be found here).

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published the final Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) audit and reporting rule in the Federal Register on December 19, 2008.

DSS says that the final rule applies to hospitals receiving the inpatient fee-for-service Medicaid disproportionate share adjustment add-on payments and also those hospitals that receive inpatient Medicaid payments for which the State of South Dakota receives federal DSH funds.

Using the data collected from the individual hospitals, DSS will prepare a report using the reporting format developed by CMS.

A copy of the survey can be found here.