Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Medical Assistance Services
Board of Medical Assistance Services
Methods and Standards for Establishing Payment Rates; in-Patient Hospital Care [12 VAC 30 ‑ 70]
Hospital DSH Changes
Action 4396
General Information
Action Summary This action replaces the current, unsustainable methodology with one that is consistent with the DSH allotment reductions mandated by the Affordable Care Act. It more equitably distributes the available funding and provides for annual revisions to reflect changes in the disproportionate share costs incurred by hospitals.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [004432]
Associated Mandates Modify Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) Methodology
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
7273 Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 06/29/2017.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Emily McClellan  / Regulatory Supervisor
Address: Policy Division, DMAS
600 E. Broad Street, Suite 1300
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)371-4300    FAX: (804)786-1680    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.