A Division of the Georgia Department of Community Health

Patients First Act

Governor Brian P. Kemp signed The Patients First Act into law on March 27, 2019. The Act authorizes the Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) to submit a Section 1115 Medicaid Waiver request to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and also authorizes the Governor to submit a Section 1332 waiver to identify innovative health insurance coverage solutions for the commercial health insurance marketplace.

Since the passage of the Patients First Act, DCH selected Deloitte Consulting LLP to assist the department in studying, reviewing and analyzing waiver opportunities under section 1115 and section 1332 waivers. Project activities have begun and are expected to conclude on or before December 31, 2019.