The Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) has communicated to providers in a memorandum dated November 21, 2019 that DCH is preparing to make interim payments for the State Fiscal Year 2020 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 Wednesday, November 27, 2019:

  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, December 2, 2019.

Payments will be issued on Friday, December 18, 2019.

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 Providers, then 

Indigent Care Trust Fund

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.