What is the purpose of the Batch Payment feature?
As an alternative to initiating payments using the interactive user interface, you can create a file which will identify which line items you would like to pay or defer and the dates you would like to initiate payments. In addition to having the ability to defer individual items below $20, as needed, you can also initiate payments for multiple P#s or contract number associated with your company. We expect that Manufacturers, who have a large number (1,200 - 1,500) of line items to pay and/or would like to automate payment initiation, may choose the process. The batch process input file can be created outside of the portal but will need to be submitted through the portal. The batch file format is available in the Sponsor's and Manufacturer's New CGDP Portal Direct Payment Process Users Guide.