SFY 2021 Indigent Care Trust Fund Interim Payments

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The Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) has communicated to providers in a memorandum dated November 18, 2020 that DCH is preparing to make interim payments for the State Fiscal Year 2021 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 Monday, November 23, 2020:

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

Intergovernmental transfers are due by 12 p.m. Monday, November 30, 2020.

Payments will be issued on Tuesday, December 22, 2020.

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

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 find an error, please let Myers & Stauffer know as soon as possible by contacting Judy Hatfield at (800) 374-6858 or by e-mail at gadsh@mslc.com .

The interim DSH payment to governmental hospitals will be issued through the Georgia Medicaid Management Information System (GAMMIS).  This is the same system that currently processes and pays Georgia Medicaid claims.

For more information, please contact our Albany office at (229) 883-7878 or our Atlanta office at (404) 220-8494.

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