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Revised South Carolina Home and Community-Based Services Statewide Transition Plan

The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) gives notice that the revised South Carolina Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Statewide Transition Plan, required per Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) HCBS Rule (42 CFR 441.301(c)(6)), was submitted to CMS for review. It will become effective upon CMS approval.
Post date: 10/14/2019 - 4:00pm

Final Action for Setting Payment Rates for Long Term Care Facility Services (Excluding State-owned Nursing Facilities)

The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS), pursuant to the requirements of Section 1902(a)(13)(A) of the Social Security Act, gives notice of the following actions regarding its methods and standards for setting payment rates for long-term care facility services (excluding state-owned nursing facilities) under the South Carolina Medicaid State Plan (State Plan) under Title XIX of the Social Security Act Medical Assist
Post date: 09/30/2019 - 5:15pm

Final Action for Compliance with the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act

The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) gives notice of the following action regarding the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities (SUPPORT) Act under Title XIX of the Social Security Act Medical Assistance Program (Medicaid).
Post date: 09/27/2019 - 2:25pm

Proposed Action for Setting Payment Rates for Long Term Care Facility Services (Excluding State-owned Nursing Facilities)

The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS), pursuant to the requirements of Section 1902(a)(13)(A) of the Social Security Act, gives notice of the following proposed actions regarding its methods and standards for setting payment rates for long-term care facility services (excluding state-owned nursing facilities) under the South Carolina Medicaid State Plan (State Plan) under Title XIX of the Social Security Act Medic
Post date: 08/16/2019 - 5:23pm

Final Action for Reimbursement Changes for Medications Purchased through the 340B Program

The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) gives notice of the following action regarding reimbursement for medications purchased through the 340B program under the State Plan under Title XIX of the Social Security Act Medical Assistance Program (Medicaid).  
Post date: 06/28/2019 - 5:19pm

Final Action for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Rate Setting Methodology

The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) gives notice of the following action regarding autism spectrum disorder (ASD) services under the State Plan under Title XIX of the Social Security Act Medical Assistance Program (Medicaid).
Post date: 06/28/2019 - 2:03pm

Final Action for the Incorporation of Institutions for Mental Diseases and Opioid Treatment Program Clinics in the Coordinated Care Benefit

The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) gives notice regarding the inclusion of benefits for inpatient psychiatric care for children delivered in institutions for mental diseases (IMDs) and for services provided in opioid treatment program (OTP) clinics to capitated managed care, pursuant to the State Plan under Title XIX of the Social Security Act Medical Assistance Program (Medicaid).
Post date: 06/28/2019 - 12:48pm

Final Action for Professional Service Fee Schedules

The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) gives notice of the following action regarding professional service fee schedules under the State Plan under Title XIX of the Social Security Act Medical Assistance Program (Medicaid). Effective for dates of service on and after July 1, 2019, SCDHHS will amend the South Carolina Title XIX State Plan to update the fee schedule for providers indicated below. 
Post date: 06/28/2019 - 11:29am

Final Action for Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/IID)

The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS), pursuant to the requirements of Section 1902(a)(13)(A) of the Social Security Act, gives notice of the following action regarding its methods and standards for paying providers under the State Plan under Title XIX of the Social Security Act Medical Assistance Program (Medicaid).
Post date: 06/28/2019 - 11:18am

Proposed Action for the Incorporation of Institutions for Mental Diseases and Opioid Treatment Program Clinics in the Coordinated Care Benefit

The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) gives notice regarding the inclusion of benefits for inpatient psychiatric care for children delivered in institutions for mental diseases (IMDs) and for services provided in opioid treatment program (OTP) clinics to capitated managed care, pursuant to the State Plan under Title XIX of the Social Security Act Medical Assistance Program (Medicaid).
Post date: 05/30/2019 - 3:44pm

Proposed Action for Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/IID)

The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS), pursuant to the requirements of Section 1902(a)(13)(A) of the Social Security Act, gives notice of the following proposed action regarding its methods and standards for paying providers under the State Plan under Title XIX of the Social Security Act Medical Assistance Program (Medicaid).
Post date: 05/30/2019 - 2:48pm

Proposed Action for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Rate Setting Methodology

The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) gives notice of the following proposed action regarding autism spectrum disorder (ASD) services under the state plan under Title XIX of the Social Security Act Medical Assistance Program (Medicaid).
Post date: 05/30/2019 - 2:30pm

Final Action for the Supplemental Teaching Physician (STP) Payment Program

The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS), pursuant to the requirements of Section 1902(a)(13)(A) of the Social Security Act, gives notice of the following action regarding its methods and standards for setting payments for the Supplemental Teaching Physician (STP) Payment Program under the State Plan under Title XIX of the Social Security Act Medical Assistance Program (Medicaid).
Post date: 03/29/2019 - 2:09pm

Community Engagement Section 1115 Demonstration Waiver Application

Public notice is hereby given that South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) intends to apply for a new section 1115 demonstration waiver to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to promote South Carolina Healthy Connections Medicaid beneficiaries’ health and well-being through incentivizing community engagement.
Post date: 03/04/2019 - 7:28pm

Public Notice of Proposed Action for the Supplemental Teaching Physician (STP) Payment Program

The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS), pursuant to the requirements of Section 1902(a)(13)(A) of the Social Security Act, gives notice of the following proposed action regarding its methods and standards for setting payments for the Supplemental Teaching Physician (STP) Payment Program under the State Plan under Title XIX of the Social Security Act Medical Assistance Program (Medicaid).
Post date: 03/01/2019 - 2:45pm

SCDHHS Extends Public Comment Period for Community Engagement Section 1115 Demonstration Waiver Application

The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) extends the public comment period for its Community Engagement Section 1115 Demonstration Waiver Application, which began Dec. 3, 2018, to a full 60 days. The public comment period will remain open until 5 p.m. Feb. 4, 2019.
Post date: 01/23/2019 - 8:45am

Public Notice of Final Action for the FFY 2019 DSH Payments and Swing Bed and Administrative Day Rate Changes

The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS), pursuant to the requirements of Section 1902(a)(13)(A) of the Social Security Act, gives notice of the following actions regarding its methods and standards for establishing Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) payments to qualifying DSH hospitals, adjusting the SC Medicaid DSH Audit Redistribution Policy, and for updating the swing bed hospital and administrative d
Post date: 12/31/2018 - 4:05pm

Public Notice of Final Action for Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/IID)

The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (Department), pursuant to the requirements of Section 1902(a)(13)(A) of the Social Security Act, gives notice of the following action regarding its methods and standards for paying providers under the State Plan under Title XIX of the Social Security Act Medical Assistance Program (Medicaid).
Post date: 12/28/2018 - 4:10pm

Public Notice of Final Action for the Coverage of Opioid Treatment Program (OTP) Services

The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) gives notice of the following action regarding the coverage of opioid treatment program (OTP) services under the State Plan under Title XIX of the Social Security Act Medical Assistance Program (Medicaid).
Post date: 12/28/2018 - 4:06pm

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Jun 11, 2021

Amendment Introduced by Rep. Herbkersman Supports Agency Initiative Introduced in 2019 to Provide Additional Resources to Low-income, New Mothers

Mar 11, 2021

South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) Acting Director Thomas Clark Phillip, in coordination with Governor Henry McMaster, today urged the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to maintain a key public health initiative it approved in December 2019. In a letter sent to Acting CMS Administrator Elizabeth Richter, Phillip requested the Biden administration uphold the two Section 1115 demonstration waivers that make up the Healthy Connections Community Engagement Initiative citing its “innovative approach to promote better health outcomes and financial independence by providing access to resources to the most vulnerable South Carolinians while incentivizing able-bodied South Carolinians to achieve self-sustainability.”

Jul 7, 2020

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. SCDHHS’ COVID-19 Limited Benefit Program was authorized by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and will provide additional financial support to increase access to testing, a critical component of the state’s response to addressing the pandemic, for South Carolinians without other sources of healthcare coverage.

Reports / Statistics

  • Reduce the per capita cost of health care
  • Improve the health of populations
  • Improve the patient experience (quality and satisfaction)
 

Posted: 01/24/2013 - 4:08pm

Section 1: Purchasing Health in SC
Section 2: FY 2013 Update
Section 3:  FY 2014 Budget Request
 

Posted: 01/17/2013 - 2:45pm

All eligibility, revenue, and expenditure estimates are preliminary projections as of October 2012 and not considered final. Estimates will change as more state and federal data and guidance becomes available.

Full Presentation

Posted: 10/24/2012 - 12:53pm

 

 
•SFY12 and SFY13 Update
•Affordable Care Act Summary
•What Medicaid is looking for from providers
•Efforts underway

Posted: 08/01/2012 - 2:39pm

South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services: Strategic Vision/Plan for Rebalancing Long Term Care

Full Version

Posted: 06/14/2012 - 2:36pm

  • Section 1: Overview & FY 2012 Update
  • Section 2: FY 2013 Budget Request
  • Section 3:  Looking Ahead
  • Appendix: Update Regarding Improper Release of Medicaid Beneficiary Data, and PERM

Full  Presentation

Posted: 03/28/2012 - 2:39pm

  • Section 1: Overview & FY 2012 Update
  • Section 2: FY 2013 Budget Request
  • Section 3: Looking Ahead

Full Presentation

Posted: 01/19/2012 - 1:41pm

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