On Friday, May 5, Governor Brian Kemp signed HB 19—the State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2024 budget. With his signature, the Governor issued a list of disregards to budget language including the following pertaining to two (2) provider increases supported by the HCAOA Georgia Chapter membership:
The Governor’s list of disregards totaled 134, including the two above. The HCAOA Georgia Chapter is being advised that the disregards will, in effect, remove both increases from the DCH SFY 2024 budget.
The Georgia Chapter will continue to monitor these adverse budget changes and advocate to restore these increases.