On March 11, 2021, H.R. 1319 was signed into law. The American Rescue Plan Act contains a provision that will result in an increase to the total computable DSH payment allowed for SFY 2020 and SFY 2021. The recalculation of the annual DSH allotment has been completed and the adjustment to DSH payments for the stated years are available. Information related to SFY 2020 and SFY 2021 DSH adjustment payments has been emailed to providers. This information will also be available later on the Department’s web site at www.dch.georgia.gov by selecting options for “Provider,” “Provider Types,” “Hospital Providers,” then “Indigent Care Trust Fund.”

The timetable for these payments is listed below.

  • Notice of Intent to Transfer, and any change in banking information are due by Friday, September 3, 2021.
  • Intergovernmental transfers are due by noon on Friday, September 10, 2021 (delays in payment for those who miss this deadline).
  • Payments will be issued on Thursday, October 7, 2021.

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

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.

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