In a memorandum dated October 6, 2017, from John Upchurch, the Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) communicated the process of the State Fiscal Year 2017 Upper Payment Limit (UPL) hospital 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 2017 UPL Payments.
The timetable for these payments is listed below.
Notices of Intent to Transfer and any change in banking information are due Friday, October 13, 2017.
Intergovernmental transfers and Tier 2 provider fees are due by noon on Friday, October 20, 2017 (no exceptions will be granted).
Payments will be issued on Friday, October 27, 2017, 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.