Winter Weather - State Office Closure Details for Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Out of an abundance of caution the Governor’s Office announced that state government offices in the following counties will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, January 29, 2019:

Important Information Regarding PeachCare for Kids® and Medicaid 1095-B Forms

Federal laws require certain Medical Assistance members to receive a 1095-B form each year starting in 2016.  This includes select members who receive coverage through any one of the Georgia Care Management Organizations (CMOs) -  Amerigroup, Peach State, WellCare, or CareSource. The Georgia Depa

Inclement Weather: State Government Will Delay Opening

Acting on the latest forecast from the National Weather Service, Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that state government will delay opening until 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 11.

Important Information Regarding PeachCare for Kids® Renewal

Renewal for PeachCare for Kids® (PCK) households with renewals due in December 2018 have been extended to January 31, 2019. Households with affected renewals will receive notice via US Mail in December. Renewals for these households may be submitted online starting December 1, 2018.

Medicaid Promoting Interoperability (PI) program (formerly EHR Incentive Program) Audit Contractor Myers and Stauffer

DCH is contracted with certified public accounting firm Myers and Stauffer LC to perform post payment audits for the Medicaid Promoting Interoperability (PI) program (formerly EHR Incentive Program).

Overview of the Rate Study for Home and Community Based Services Case Management Across Georgia’s Medicaid Waiver Programs

The Department of Community Health has approved a 2-week extension for submission of the Case Management Cost Survey Template. The new submission deadline is now by the close of business on Friday, December 14, 2018

DCH Prepares for Hurricane Florence

Governor Deal declared a state of emergency on September 12th for all 159 counties in Georgia in advance of the arrival of Hurricane Florence. DCH staff are actively participating in the response as Georgia receives people displaced by the storm from affected neighboring states and are working to

State Health Benefit Plan (SHBP) Announced SHBP Member Contribution Rates for Upcoming Plan Year

The Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH), State Health Benefit Plan, announced the Resolution for SHBP’s Member Contribution Rates for Plan Year 2019. The Resolution was presented for consideration during today’s monthly Board meeting.

Healthcare Facility Regulation Division Receives Recognition for Coordinating Post-Hurricane Maria Evacuee Medical Services

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH), Healthcare Facility Regulation Division (HFRD), received a 2018 National Quality, Safety & Oversight Achievement Award for Dialysis Services in appreciation for coordinating healthcare services for evacuees from the U.S.

Executive Leadership Announcement: James Howgate

ATLANTA - Please join us in welcoming James Howgate as the newest member of the Department of Community Health (DCH) Executive Leadership Team. James joined the team March 12, 2018 and will serve as a Deputy Commissioner.