The Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) has communicated to providers in a memorandum dated March 7 that DCH is preparing to make final payments for the State Fiscal Year 2016 Disproportionate Share Hospital program. 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 DSH information: Providers, Provider Types, Hospital Providers, Indigent Care Trust Fund.

The timetable for these payments is listed below. If you have any questions or need assistance in reviewing your calculated amounts, please contact our Albany office at (229) 883-7878 or our Atlanta office at (404) 220-8494.

  • Notices of Intent to Transfer and any change in banking information are due Friday, March 11, 2016.
  • Intergovernmental transfers are due by noon on Tuesday, Monday, March 14, 2016 (no exceptions will be granted).
  • Payments will be issued on Monday, March 21, 2016.

Hospitals will receive a separate notice regarding repayment of excess interim payments over final payment amounts, if applicable.