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DCH is providing a survey to garner feedback on the experiences of providers and members in the delivery and receipt of services through telehealth. Please fill out our survey.

Resources for Reopening Non-Emergency Healthcare Facilities

The Department of Community Health (DCH) appreciates the commitment and desire of the provider community to provide in-person services to Georgia’s Medicaid members. In order to help facilitate the process of reopening non-emergency healthcare facilities, DCH would like to share certain resources on how best to safely open for business. 

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Temporary Nurse Aide Training Program Providing Critical Staffing Support to Georgia’s Nursing Homes

ATLANTA (May 6, 2020) – On April 2, 2020, under the authority of the Section 1135 blanket waiver issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the Georgia Department of Community Health’s (DCH) Healthcare Facility Regulation Division (HFRD) established a temporary nurse aide training program to address staffing challenges in nursing homes. Since then, 226 nursing homes across the state are utilizing the program.