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You may reach the Medicaid Nursing Facility Services Program during normal business hours, 8:30 to 5:00 pm.

Department of Facility Services Contact Information

Dawna Keith, Hospice Program Manager
Telephone: (803) 898-2688
Fax: (803) 255-8209

Barbara Seiser, Registered Nurse
Telephone: (803) 898-3364
Fax: (803) 255-8209
Hospice Prior Authorization

George Howk, Nursing Facility Program Coordinator, Hospice NF Room & Board
Telephone: (803) 898-3023
Fax: (803) 255-8209

Nicole Mitchell-Threatt, Division Director
Telephone: (803) 898-2689
Fax: (803) 255-8209

The Nursing Facility Services Program Managers will be happy to answer any questions you may have on program policies and claim resolutions.

Nursing Facility Provider Manual, Forms and TPL Information

Code of Federal Regulations Requirements For States and Long Term Care Facilities

Nursing Facility Definitions:

Nursing Facilities/Homes:
Facilities that provide skilled nursing, therapy, and personal care services to individuals who do not require hospital care.

Intermediate Care Facilities for the Mentally Retarded (ICF/MR)
Facilities for people with mental retardation or related conditions that require active treatment, nursing and personal care services.

Swing Bed Facility:
A Swing Bed facility is a skilled nursing facility located in a rural hospital. 

The Following Are Not Licensed As Nursing Homes

  • Retirement Communities
  • Boarding Homes
  • Assisted Living Facilities
They cannot provide skilled nursing services and are not reimbursed by the Medicaid program.

Please see the Optional State Supplementation (OSS) section of this site for further information.