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Public Notices

Public Notice of Proposed Actions 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 State Plan under Title XIX of the Social Security Act Medical Assistance Program (Medicaid).
Post date: 08/14/2017 - 10:08am

Waiver Renewal for the Mechanical Ventilator Dependent Waiver and Waiver Specific Transition Plan

  The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) intends to file waiver renewal with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for the Mechanical Ventilator Dependent (SC.40181) Home and Community-based (HCB) Waiver operated through the Community Long Term Care (CLTC) program.  The effective date for the proposed waiver renewal changes is Dec. 1, 2017 or upon CMS approval.   
Post date: 07/14/2017 - 2:17pm

Public Notice of Final Actions for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services 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: 06/30/2017 - 3:17pm

Public Notice of Final Actions for Pharmacy Prescription Limit

The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) gives notice of the following actions regarding the monthly prescription limit under the State Plan under Title XIX of the Social Security Act Medical Assistance Program (Medicaid).
Post date: 06/28/2017 - 4:48pm

Public Notice of Final Actions for Pharmacy Benefit Co-Payments

The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) gives notice of the following actions regarding the prescription co-payments under the State Plan under Title XIX of the Social Security Act Medical Assistance Program (Medicaid).
Post date: 06/28/2017 - 4:45pm

Public Notice of Final Actions for Dental Fee Schedule Rate Increase

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 Dental services under the State Plan under Title XIX of the Social Security Act Medical Assistance Program (Medicaid).
Post date: 06/28/2017 - 4:42pm

Public Notice of Final Actions 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 actions 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: 06/22/2017 - 5:03pm

Public Notice of Final Actions for Federally Qualified Health Care Centers (FQHCs)

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 Federally Qualified Health Care Centers (FQHCs) under the State Plan under Title XIX of the Social Security Act Medical Assistance Program (Medicaid).
Post date: 06/22/2017 - 5:05pm

Public Notice of Final Actions for the South Carolina Department of Mental Health (SCDMH) Clinic Rates

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: 06/22/2017 - 5:08pm

Public Notice of Final Actions for Former Foster Care Youth-Coordinated Care

The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) gives notice of the following actions regarding coverage of former Foster Care youth under the State Plan under Title XIX of the Social Security Act Medical Assistance Program (Medicaid).
Post date: 06/15/2017 - 4:12pm

Proposed Actions for Pharmacy Benefit Co-Payments

The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) gives notice of the following proposed actions regarding the prescription co-payments under the State Plan under Title XIX of the Social Security Act Medical Assistance Program (Medicaid).
Post date: 05/25/2017 - 4:29pm

Proposed Actions for Pharmacy Prescription Limit

The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) gives notice of the following proposed actions regarding the monthly prescription limit under the State Plan under Title XIX of the Social Security Act Medical Assistance Program (Medicaid).
Post date: 05/25/2017 - 4:26pm

Proposed Actions 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 actions 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: 05/17/2017 - 2:20pm

Public Notice of Proposed Actions for Federally Qualified Health Care Centers (FQHCs)

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 Federally Qualified Health Care Centers (FQHCs) under the State Plan under Title XIX of the Social Security Act Medical Assistance Program (Medicaid).
Post date: 05/17/2017 - 2:24pm

Proposed Actions for the South Carolina Department of Mental Health (SCDMH) Clinic Rates

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: 05/17/2017 - 1:59pm

Proposed Palmetto Coordinated System of Care Waiver Program

The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) gives notice that a proposed application for the Palmetto Coordinated System of Care (PCSC) waiverwill be submitted to the Centers of Medicaid and Medicare (CMS) and is available for public review and comment.
Post date: 05/02/2017 - 10:06am

Public Notice of Proposed Actions for Former Foster Care Youth—Coordinated Care

The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) gives notice of the following proposed actions regarding coverage of former Foster Care youth under the State Plan under Title XIX of the Social Security Act Medical Assistance Program (Medicaid).
Post date: 05/01/2017 - 1:54pm

Public Hearings for Proposed Regulations

A public hearing before the Honorable Deborah Brooks Durden, Administrative Law Judge, will be held beginning at 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, 2017, on the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services' (SCDHHS) Proposed Regulations Document No. 4746. The hearing will be held at the Administrative Law Court in the second floor hearing room of the Edgar A. Brown building located at 1205 Pendleton Street in Columbia.
Post date: 04/13/2017 - 4:31pm

SCDHHS Seeks Public Comments on BabyNet

Pursuant to Executive Order 2016-20 and effective July 1, 2017, the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) will assume lead agency designation for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part C program, known in South Carolina as “BabyNet,” from South Carolina First Steps to School Readiness.
Post date: 04/06/2017 - 1:25pm

Final Public Notice for 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: 03/31/2017 - 2:07pm

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Reports / Statistics

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

  • Section 1: Overview
  • Section 2: FY 2012 Update
  • Section 3: FY 2013 Budget Request
  • Section 4: Looking Ahead

Full  Presentation

Posted: 12/15/2011 - 1:43pm

Medicaid Cost and Quality Effectiveness

The Department of Health and Human Services shall establish a procedure to assess the various forms of health care delivery systems to measure cost effectiveness and quality. These measures must be compiled on an annual basis on identifiable benchmarks.  These measures must broadly address agency program areas and initiatives using national and state measures.  Cost effectiveness shall be determined in an actuarially sound manner and data must be aggregated in a manner to be determined by a third party.  The methodology must use appropriate case-mix and actuarial adjustments.  The department shall issue an annual healthcare report of statewide measures deemed appropriate by the department required under state and federal guidelines.  The report shall be formatted in a clear, concise manner in order to be easily understood by Medicaid beneficiaries and other stakeholders.  The annual results of the cost effectiveness calculations, quality measures and the report cards shall be made public on the department's website by December thirty-first for the prior state fiscal year.

 

Medicaid Cost And Quality Effectiveness 
Description: The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) commissioned the following reports that meet the requirements of Proviso 21.33 of the General Appropriations Act of 2011-2012: “Medicaid Cost Effectiveness Analysis” and “Managed Care Savings Analysis”. These reports are important tools in understanding South Carolina Medicaid’s recent experience with coordinated care and will help guide future development of service delivery models. Posted: 10/14/2011 2:54:10 PM

Medicaid Cost And Quality Effectiveness
Description: The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) commissioned the following three independent reports that meet the requirements of Proviso 21.33 of the General Appropriations Act of 2010-2011: “Medicaid Cost and Quality Effectiveness,” “Managed Care Savings Analysis” and “South Carolina Health Plans Report Card.” These reports are important tools in understanding South Carolina Medicaid’s recent experience with coordinated care and will help guide future development of service delivery models.
Posted: 10/4/2010 8:50:17 AM

Posted: 10/14/2011 - 12:07pm

Best Management Practices Self Assessment 

Description: DHHS self-assessment of management, as mandated by Proviso 72.62, State Fiscal Year 2008-2009 Appropriations Act.
Posted: 12/04/2009

2009 Non-Emergency Medicaid Transportation Services Survey

This report was produced under contract with the SC Department of Health and Human Services by the USC Institute for Families in Society. We are indebted to the staff of the USC Institute for Public Service and Policy Research Survey Lab for their help in conducting the telephone interviews.
Download Full Report

Posted:9/22/2009

DHHS 2008 Annual Report
Posted: 7/6/2009 4:06:30 PM

SCDHHS Response to LAC Audit of
Non-emergency Transportation Program

Copy of the LAC Report

2008 Annual Satisfaction and Experience Report
Description: Report Of Annual Survey Of Community Long Term Care (CLTC) Consumer Experience and Satisfaction
Posted: 4/6/2009 4:18:41 PM

 

Posted: 12/04/2009 - 12:22pm

 

2007 SCHIP annual report 
Posted: 4/18/2008

DHHS 2007 Annual Report 
Posted: 3/27/2008

Posted: 04/18/2008 - 5:13pm

CLTC Annual Consumer Experience and Satisfaction Report 

Description: Report of Annual Survey of Community Long Term Care (CLTC)
Consumer Experience and Satisfaction
Posted: 11/7/2007 11:31:10 AM

Best Management Practices Self Assessment 
Description: DHHS self-assessment of management, as mandated by Proviso 72.59, State Fiscal Year 2007-2008 Appropriations Act.
Posted: 10/29/2007

DHHS 2006 Annual Report (7 Mb)
Posted: 4/17/2007 10:41:11 AM

 

2006 SCHIP Annual Report 

Description: THe State Children's Health Insurance Plans
Posted: 2/20/2007 9:18:58 AM

Posted: 11/07/2007 - 4:15pm

Best Management Practices Self Assessment 
Description: DHHS self-assessment of management, as mandated by Proviso 72.62, State Fiscal Year 2006-2007 Appropriations Act.
Posted: 08/22/2006

Posted: 08/22/2006 - 5:17pm

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