The Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) has communicated to providers in a memorandum dated November 9, 2015 that DCH is preparing to make interim payments for the State Fiscal Year 2016 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, November 13, 2015:

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

Intergovernmental transfers are due by 12 p.m. Monday, November 16.

Payments will be issued on Monday, November 30.

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

Provider,
Provider Types,
Hospital, then
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.