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Bulletin: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Temporary Telephonic and Telehealth Services Updates

Post Date: 03/27/2020 - 5:44pm

As a part of the state’s preparation and response to COVID-19, the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) is announcing additional temporary modifications to policies related to telehealth coverage.

Bulletin: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Update to Temporary Telehealth Coverage Changes for FQHCs and RHCs

Post Date: 03/25/2020 - 4:57pm

On Friday, March 13, 2020, President Donald Trump declared a national emergency due to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and Governor Henry McMaster declared a state of emergency for the state of South Carolina. As a part of the state’s preparation and response to COVID-19, the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) is announcing additional temporary modifications to policies related to telehealth coverage.

Provider Alert: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Impact Update

Post Date: 03/24/2020 - 2:45pm

Bulletin: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Update to Temporary Telehealth Coverage Changes

Post Date: 03/23/2020 - 4:34pm

On Friday, March 13, 2020, President Donald Trump declared a national emergency due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and Governor Henry McMaster declared a state of emergency for the state of South Carolina. As a part of the state’s preparation and response to COVID-19, the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) is announcing additional temporary modifications to policies related to telehealth coverage. These modifications are in addition to those announced in the Medicaid bulletin issued on March 19, 2020.

Bulletin: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Temporary Telephonic and Telehealth Services Updates

Post Date: 03/19/2020 - 7:33pm

SCDHHS is announcing modifications to policies related to the telephonic delivery of services to protect South Carolina Healthy Connections Medicaid members by ensuring ongoing access to care.

Bulletin: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Temporary Policy Updates

Post Date: 03/17/2020 - 7:05pm

On Friday, March 13, 2020, President Donald Trump declared a national emergency due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar issued an 1135 blanket waiver, and Governor Henry McMaster declared a state of emergency for the state of South Carolina.

Provider Alert: New Healthy Connections Medicaid Slim Card

Post Date: 03/09/2020 - 9:08am

Provider Alert: SCDHHS to Replace its Medicaid Management Information System

Post Date: 03/03/2020 - 3:05pm

Bulletin: Changes to Administrative Review Procedures of Select Physician-Administered Drugs

Post Date: 02/28/2020 - 3:20pm

Effective March 1, 2020, the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) will implement the changes described below for select physician-administered drugs.

Provider Alert: HEDIS® and HEDIS Record Requests

Post Date: 02/21/2020 - 11:26am

Provider Alert: 2020 Provider Revalidation: Group 1

Post Date: 02/10/2020 - 2:07pm

Bulletin: Non-Invasive Prenatal Screening

Post Date: 01/27/2020 - 12:29pm

Provider Alert: Transition to Billing Current Dental Terminology (CDT) Procedure Codes

Post Date: 01/08/2020 - 4:43pm

Provider Alert: 2020 Provider Enrollment Application Fee

Post Date: 12/16/2019 - 3:59pm

Provider Alert: End-of-Year Provider Payment Holiday Schedule

Post Date: 12/11/2019 - 10:29am

Bulletin: Reintroduction of Adult Podiatry Benefit

Post Date: 12/03/2019 - 5:16pm

SCDHHS is extending podiatry services to South Carolina Medicaid beneficiaries over the age of 21. Podiatry services rendered to Medicaid beneficiaries must be medically necessary in order to be reimbursed. Adult podiatry services were previously covered by South Carolina Healthy Connections Medicaid until Feb. 1, 2011.

Provider Alert: November 2019 Provider Payment Holiday Schedule

Post Date: 11/14/2019 - 1:49pm

Provider Alert: 2019 Provider Revalidation: Group 3

Post Date: 11/04/2019 - 3:31pm

Provider Alert: Psychological Testing and Evaluation Code Changes

Post Date: 10/25/2019 - 3:07pm

Provider Alert: HEDIS® Tips: Focus on Diabetes, Behavioral Health

Post Date: 10/08/2019 - 5:03pm

Provider Alert: 2019 Provider Revalidation: Group 2

Post Date: 09/11/2019 - 10:01am

Provider Alert: Healthy Connections Choices Enrollment Broker Training

Post Date: 09/10/2019 - 10:25am

Bulletin: Hurricane Dorian Emergency Response Provider Provisions

Post Date: 09/04/2019 - 11:37pm

The purpose of this bulletin is to describe state and federal efforts to ensure continued access to care during the emergency response to Hurricane Dorian and the impact these efforts will have on Healthy Connections Medicaid beneficiaries and providers.

Provider Alert: New Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) Numbers

Post Date: 08/16/2019 - 10:26am

Bulletin: Changes to Applied Behavioral Analysis Provider Credentialing Requirements

Post Date: 08/15/2019 - 4:41pm

As part of the ongoing effort to improve the quality and delivery of services for infants and toddlers with disabilities and payment process to providers through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part C program, commonly known as “BabyNet,” the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) is integrating IDEA Part C and Healthy Connections Medicaid policies. SCDHHS is informing the provider and beneficiary community about all actions necessary to implement this realignment through a series of alerts and bulletins. This bulletin announces changes to credentialing requirements for IDEA Part C providers who render Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) therapy pursuant to an approved Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP).

Provider Alert: 2019 Provider Revalidation: Group 1

Post Date: 07/15/2019 - 3:03pm

Provider Alert: Scheduled BRIDGES System Upgrade Completed

Post Date: 07/14/2019 - 5:13pm

Bulletin: Updates in BRIDGES

Post Date: 07/12/2019 - 6:11pm

As part of the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ (SCDHHS) integration of BabyNet and Healthy Connections Medicaid services, BabyNet service coordinators may see changes to information in some areas of the BabyNet Reporting & Intervention Data Gathering Electronic System (BRIDGES) case management system. This includes, but is not limited to, demographic information; third-party liability (private insurance) information; managed care organization (MCO) information; and, Medicaid ID number, and associated eligibility and referral dates. Please note that as a part of this integration process, the BRIDGES system will be unavailable between 6 p.m., July 12 and 6 p.m., July 13 as system upgrades are made

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