In a memorandum dated August 2, 2016, from John Upchurch, the Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) communicated the process of the State Fiscal Year 2016 Hospital Upper Payment Limit (UPL) payments. This memorandum directs providers to the DCH website where the gross payments and intergovernmental transfer amounts are listed. The website is www.dch.georgia.gov. Select the following links to obtain the UPL information: Providers, Provider Types, Hospital Providers, Hospital Supplemental Reimbursement, SFY 2016 UPL Payments.

The timetable for these payments is listed below.

  • Notices of Intent to Transfer and any change in banking information are due Tuesday, August 9, 2016.
  • Intergovernmental transfers or associated Tier 2 provider fees are due by noon on Friday, August 12, 2016 (no exceptions will be granted).
  • Payments will be issued on Friday, August 19, 2016, to critical access hospitals. Payments to all other hospitals will depend on receipt of the intergovernmental transfer.

If you have any questions or need assistance in reviewing your calculated amount, please contact our Albany office at (229) 883-7878 or our Atlanta office at (404) 220-8494.