Georgia Governor Nathan Deal Signs Hospital Provider Fee Bill

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal (R) has signed the hospital provider fee bill into law, injecting millions of dollars in extra Medicaid reimbursement to the state's distressed hospitals, according to an Atlanta Journal-Constitution report.

Georgia's current provider fee was set to expire in June. The state House passed the bill earlier this month, while the Senate passed the bill in January.

Under the law, hospitals will continue to pay a 1.45 percent fee on their net patient revenue, which the state will levy to obtain $450 million in federal matching funds, according to the report. The Georgia Department of Community Health, which runs the state's Medicaid program, will be in control of the provider fee, which aims to boost reimbursements to safety-net hospitals that treat more indigent patients.

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