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Provider Alert: Upcoming Healthy Connections Medicaid Provider Trainings – Fall 2022

Post Date: 08/24/2022 - 2:50pm

Provider Alert: Payment Error Rate Measurement Requests

Post Date: 08/23/2022 - 2:33pm

Provider Alert: Upcoming Healthy Connections Medicaid Provider Trainings – Fall 2022

Post Date: 08/19/2022 - 3:54pm

Provider Alert: Additional Guidance Regarding Certification of Temporary Nurse Aides

Post Date: 08/19/2022 - 11:53am

Bulletin: Optional State Supplementation (OSS) Rate Increases

Post Date: 08/12/2022 - 5:17pm

Provider Alert: Form Update - Handicapping Labio-Lingual Deviation Index (HLD) Assessment

Post Date: 06/21/2022 - 4:46pm

Provider Alert: Feedback Requested on South Carolina Medicaid Quality Strategy

Post Date: 05/18/2022 - 11:38am

Provider Alert: Upcoming Healthy Connections Medicaid Provider Trainings – Summer 2022

Post Date: 05/09/2022 - 11:20am

Provider Alert: May 2022 Payment Schedule

Post Date: 05/04/2022 - 4:52pm

Bulletin: Update on Telehealth Flexibilities Issued During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

Post Date: 04/29/2022 - 9:30am

During the initial response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) announced dozens of temporary policy changes designed to ensure ongoing access to care for Healthy Connections Medicaid members and children enrolled in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Part C program, which is commonly known as BabyNet. The majority of these policy changes were issued using emergency authorities derived from the federal public health emergency (PHE) and were issued for the duration of the federal PHE. These policy changes included a heavy emphasis on building upon SCDHHS’ existing telehealth benefit. New telehealth flexibilities were extended for a wide variety of services where early evidence demonstrated a service may be able to be performed with an efficacy and quality of care comparable to the service provided in a face-to-face format.

Provider Alert: Upcoming Healthy Connections Medicaid Provider Trainings – Spring 2022

Post Date: 04/27/2022 - 9:27am

Provider Alert: POSTPONED: EVV Launch for SCDDSN-operated Waivers

Post Date: 03/31/2022 - 12:02pm

Bulletin: Rate Increase for Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities (PRTFs)

Post Date: 03/30/2022 - 11:52am

The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) will increase the reimbursement rate for all contracting Medicaid PRTFs to $500 per patient day for services provided to South Carolina Medicaid-eligible children.

Bulletin: Rate Increase for Home Delivered Meals (S5170)

Post Date: 03/21/2022 - 5:07pm

Rate Increase for Home Delivered Meals (S5170)

Bulletin: Pharmacy Coverage of Over-the-Counter Diagnostic Antigen Tests for COVID-19

Post Date: 03/17/2022 - 1:00pm

Pharmacy Coverage of Over-the-Counter Diagnostic Antigen Tests for COVID-19

Provider Alert: Upcoming PERM Cycle 2 Provider Education Webinars

Post Date: 03/15/2022 - 4:10pm

Provider Alert: Upcoming PERM Cycle 2 Provider Education Webinars

Post Date: 02/24/2022 - 5:11pm

Provider Alert: EVV Launch for SCDDSN-operated Waivers

Post Date: 02/22/2022 - 4:14pm

Provider Alert: Termination of the Provision of Heaters

Post Date: 02/22/2022 - 1:53pm

Provider Alert: Upcoming Healthy Connections Medicaid KEPRO Provider Trainings

Post Date: 02/09/2022 - 3:21pm

Provider Alert: Upcoming Healthy Connections Medicaid Provider Trainings – Spring 2022

Post Date: 01/20/2022 - 10:08am

Bulletin: Changes to Third-Party Liability Policy

Post Date: 12/16/2021 - 4:56pm

Bulletin: Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Provider Requirements

Post Date: 12/09/2021 - 4:50pm

SCDHHS is updating requirements for agencies and drivers that provide non-emergency medical transportation(NEMT) services to South Carolina Healthy Connections Medicaid members.

Provider Alert: Cost-of-living Increases and Re-budgeting of Cases

Post Date: 12/07/2021 - 9:12am

Bulletin: Rate Increases for Certain Incontinence Supplies and DAODAS and ASD Services

Post Date: 12/02/2021 - 4:32pm

Effective Jan. 1, 2022, the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) will increase the reimbursement rates for the services and supplies mentioned below. These rate increases apply to the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) and Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes included in this bulletin.

Bulletin: Prior Authorization for Transplant Services

Post Date: 12/01/2021 - 5:07pm

Effective Jan. 1, 2022, SCDHHS will accept prior approval of an organ transplant by the agency’s quality improvement organization (QIO) as approval for a Healthy Connections Medicaid member to be treated out of state, if applicable.

Provider Alert: Updated IDEA Part C Hospice Services Guidance

Post Date: 12/01/2021 - 1:24pm

Provider Alert: 2022 Provider Enrollment Application Fee

Post Date: 11/29/2021 - 4:11pm

Provider Alert: November 2021 Payment Schedule

Post Date: 11/18/2021 - 1:25pm

Bulletin: Update to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Vaccine Administration Coverage to include Pediatric Coverage, Updated Booster Eligibility

Post Date: 11/09/2021 - 9:11am

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recently updated its recommendations regarding who is eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine to include children ages 5-11 years. The CDC has also updated its recommendations on who is eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot. The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) will reimburse enrolled providers for the administration of COVID-19 vaccines, including additional doses of the COVID-19 vaccine consistent with the CDC’s guidance. The CDC is maintaining updated guidance on COVID-19 vaccines for specific groups of people, including guidance based on age, on its website. The CDC is also maintaining updated guidance on COVID-19 vaccine booster shot eligibility criteria on its website.

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