The Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) has communicated to providers in a memorandum dated January 13 that DCH is preparing to make interim payments for the State Fiscal Year 2015 Disproportionate Share Hospital program. Interim payments will not be provided to private hospitals due to the unavailability of state matching funds.

The following are due by Friday, January 16, 2015:

  1. Letter of Agreement
  2. Any change in banking information
  3. Notice of Intent to Transfer

Intergovernmental transfers are due by Tuesday, January 20.

Payments will be issued on Friday, January 30.

Payment and intergovernmental transfer amounts have been posted on DCH’s website at www.dch.georgia.gov. Select the following links:

  • Providers
  • Provider Types
  • Hospital Providers
  • Indigent Care Trust Fund

Individual facility data elements will be provided separately by Myers & Stauffer. Hospitals are encouraged to review their data to ensure DCH has accurately recorded their information. If you would like assistance in reviewing your facility’s data, please contact our Albany office at (229) 883-7878 or our Atlanta office at (404) 220-8494.