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Public Notice of Final Actions for South Carolina Department of Mental Health (SCDMH) 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  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: 09/29/2017 - 1:53pm

Public Notice of Final 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: 09/21/2017 - 3:56pm

Public Notice of Proposed Actions for South Carolina Department of Mental Health (SCDMH) 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 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: 08/31/2017 - 9:44am

Public Notice of Proposed Actions for FFY 2018 DSH Payments and Inpatient/Outpatient Hospital 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, for potential increases to inpatient hospital per discharge rates and outpatient hospital multipliers, for upd
Post date: 08/31/2017 - 9:31am

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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

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 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

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

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