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Community Engagement Section 1115 Demonstration Waiver Application

I. Overview 
Post date: 12/03/2018 - 3:53pm

Public Notice of Proposed 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 proposed 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 adminis
Post date: 11/28/2018 - 4:59pm

Public Notice of Proposed 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 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: 11/28/2018 - 2:44pm

Public Notice of Proposed 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 proposed 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: 11/28/2018 - 1:51pm

Public Notice of Final Action for Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) Nursing Facility Add-On

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 payment rates for long term care facility services under the State Plan under Title XIX of the Social Security Act Medical Assistance Program (Medicaid). 
Post date: 09/28/2018 - 3:59pm

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: 09/28/2018 - 2:43pm

Public Notice of 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 State Plan under Title XIX of the Social Security Act Medical Assistance Program (Medicaid).
Post date: 09/20/2018 - 2:44pm

Public Notice of Proposed 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 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: 08/30/2018 - 2:32pm

Public Notice of Proposed Action for Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) Nursing Facility Add-On

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 payment rates for long term care facility services under the State Plan under Title XIX of the Social Security Act Medical Assistance Program (Medicaid).
Post date: 08/29/2018 - 2:52pm

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 and Essential Public Safety Net payments for long term care facility services (excluding state owned nursing facilities) under the State Plan under Title XIX of the Social Security Act M
Post date: 08/08/2018 - 12:22pm

Comprehensive Preconception Care Model Waiver

PUBLIC Notice SUBJECT:         Comprehensive Preconception Care Model Waiver
Post date: 07/23/2018 - 1:57pm

Public Notice of Final Action for Third Party Liability (TPL) Health Recovery CyclePublic Notice of Final Action for Third Party Liability (TPL) Health Recovery Cycle

The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) gives notice of the following actions regarding the TPL Health Recovery Cycle under the State Plan under Title XIX of the Social Security Act Medical Assistance Program (Medicaid). 
Post date: 06/29/2018 - 2:38pm

Public Notice of Final Action for the Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC)

The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) gives notice of the following actions regarding an exception to 42 CFR § 455.502(b), which requires SCDHHS to contract with a Medicaid Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) under the State Plan under Title XIX of the Social Security Act Medical Assistance Program (Medicaid).
Post date: 06/29/2018 - 2:44pm

Public Notice of Final Action for the Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF) 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 action regarding its methods and standards for setting payments for the Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities (PRTFs) under the State Plan under Title XIX of the Social Security Act Medical Assistance Program (Medicaid).
Post date: 06/25/2018 - 3:47pm

Public Notice of Proposed Action for Third Party Liability (TPL) Health Recovery Cycle

The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) gives notice of the following proposed actions regarding the TPL Health Recovery Cycle under the State Plan under Title XIX of the Social Security Act Medical Assistance Program (Medicaid).
Post date: 06/01/2018 - 3:26pm

Public Notice of Proposed Action for the Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC)

The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) gives notice of the following proposed actions regarding an exception to 42 CFR § 455.502(b), which requires SCDHHS to contract with a Medicaid Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) under the State Plan under Title XIX of the Social Security Act Medical Assistance Program (Medicaid).
Post date: 05/31/2018 - 4:50pm

Public Notice of Proposed Action for the Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF) 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 proposed action regarding its methods and standards for setting payments for the Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities (PRTFs) under the State Plan under Title XIX of the Social Security Act Medical Assistance Program (Medicaid).
Post date: 05/24/2018 - 4:24pm

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

Public Notice of Final Actions 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: 05/23/2018 - 1:55pm

Comprehensive Preconception Care Model Waiver

Post date: 05/04/2018 - 3:55pm

Public Notice of Final Action for the Supplemental Teaching Physician (STP) Payment Methodology Update

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: 03/30/2018 - 2:13pm

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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

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

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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

Best Management Practices Self Assessment 
Posted: 12/08/2005

2005 Newsletter: (English)   (Español)

Posted: 12/08/2005 - 4:19pm

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