Recently, the Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) communicated to providers that Myers & Stauffer has completed an initial review of the SFY 2021 Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) Survey responses. Preliminary results will be available by the end of this week on the DCH website at www.dch.georgia.gov. Select the following links to obtain the DSH information: Providers, Provider Types, Hospital Providers, Indigent Care Trust Fund.
Part of this review included adjustments to data elements that varied from statewide norms. Myers & Stauffer will upload preliminary result notices and adjusted surveys, including detailed adjustments, to their web portal for each hospital. Hospitals with uncompensated care variances will be selected in the next week for expanded review.
DCH requests providers review all information to assure the data is accurate. Any requests for data revisions must be made within five business days of the date of the preliminary notice by emailing Myers & Stauffer at GADSH@MSLC.COM. DSH allocations cannot be finalized until all eligible hospitals present accurate information. Changes in data elements could impact other eligible hospital’s preliminary allocation.
Also, nongovernmental state appropriation amounts will not be available until the General Assembly passes the amended budget.
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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