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SCDHHS Supports Proviso Amendment to Extend Medicaid Coverage to 12 Months Postpartum

Columbia, SC – The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) today announced its support of an amendment that would extend Medicaid coverage for women who qualify for Medicaid because they are pregnant or postpartum. The amendment was introduced by Rep. Herbkersman and amends proviso 33.22 . SCDHHS Director Robby Kerr released the below statement in support of the amended proviso:

SCDHHS Urges CMS to Maintain Healthy Connections Community Engagement Initiative

SCDHHS Urges CMS to Maintain Healthy Connections Community Engagement Initiative

Medicaid Waiver Program Approved in 2019 Tailors Healthcare Resources to Vulnerable Populations,
Provides Targeted Solution to Support Low-income Workers’ Ability to Achieve Financial Independence

Medicaid Coverage for COVID-19 Testing for South Carolinians Without Healthcare Coverage

Columbia, SC – The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) announced it will immediately begin accepting applications for a new limited-benefit Medicaid coverage group to provide reimbursement for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) testing for those without healthcare coverage.

Gov. Henry McMaster Announces Resignation Of S.C. Department Of Health And Human Services Director

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Governor Henry McMaster today announced Christian L. Soura's resignation as Director of the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, effective April 7, 2017.

Gov. Nikki Haley Announces Landmark “Pay For Success” Project To Improve Maternal And Child Health, Strengthen State Government Accountability

Project Aims To Reduce Preterm Births; Prevent Child Injury

COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, Christian Soura, Director of the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, state officials and leaders from the private sector today announced the nation's first Pay for Success project aimed at improving health outcomes for mothers and children living in poverty.

ID/RD Waiver Renewal Public Summary

The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) has posted a summary all of public comments received on the proposed five-year renewal of the Intellectually Disabled and Related Disabilities (ID/RD) home and community-based waiver program and the ID/RD Waiver Transition plan.

To view the Summary of Comments, collected August 2014-September 2015, please visit the Waiver section of the scdhhs.gov website.

South Carolina Launches First Mother’s Milk Bank in State

North Charleston Facility to Provide Breast Milk to Sickest Babies in South Carolina

Medicaid Agency Announces Use of Mobile Simulation Service to Help Educate Birthing Hospitals

50-foot vehicle delivers onsite training statewide to reduce non-medically necessary C-sections

Columbia, SC - The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) today announced the launch of a new mobile simulation training program to improve health outcomes for moms and babies in South Carolina through their South Carolina Birth Outcomes Initiative (SCBOI). This program will be focused on best practices to help reduce non-medically necessary C-sections in first-time, low-risk moms as part of the Supporting Vaginal Birth (SVB) initiative.

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