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Attention Kansas CAH’s – Upcoming DSH Surveys

JULIANNE KIPPLE, LUTZ HEALTHCARE MANAGER

For all Kansas Critical Access Hospitals (CAH), the SFY 2019 Disproportionate Share (DSH) and Uncompensated Care (UCC) payment survey is expected to be sent by the end of May. If a CAH has not completed this survey in the past, this is an opportunity for hospitals to receive a DSH payment for serving a disproportionate share of Medicaid or uninsured patients. There are a few qualifications, such as serving a certain percentage of Medicaid patients and also having two physicians with staff privileges at the hospital to perform non-emergency obstetric procedures.

If you have not reviewed whether or not you would qualify in the last few years, we would highly encourage hospitals to review the DSH survey and qualifications. If you complete a DSH survey, we would also recommend looking at the various reports, including the uninsured data, to make sure you are claiming all valid uncompensated care costs.

If you have questions about the survey or the qualification requirements, please contact us.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

julianne kipple

402.827.2075

jkipple@lutz.us

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JULIANNE KIPPLE + HEALTHCARE MANAGER

Julianne Kipple is a Healthcare Manager at Lutz with over seven years of professional experience in the healthcare industry. Her expertise is in financial management support services, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, and Medicaid Disproportionate Share Surveys (DSH).

AREAS OF FOCUS
AFFILIATIONS AND CREDENTIALS
  • Healthcare Financial Management Association, Member
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Member
  • Nebraska Society of Certified Public Accountants, Member
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Certified Healthcare Financial Professional
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
  • BSBA in Accounting, with high distinction, Creighton University, Omaha, NE
  • MBA, Creighton University, Omaha, NE

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