March 2011 Bulletin Archive

SCDHHS Offers Free Provider Workshops
Description: SCDHHS Offers Free Provider Workshops April - June 2011
The free workshops offered by the SCDHHS include Medicaid Basics, Comprehensive Web Tool, Overview of Third Party Liability and Overview of Claim-level Adjustments.
Posted: 3/30/2011 10:01:39 AM

Announcement: Two Upcoming National Provider Education Calls on Registration for the EHR Incentive Programs.
Description: On Fri Apr 1, the CMS Provider Communications Group will host a national provider education call for eligible professionals about registration for the Medicare Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Program.

Wed Apr 6, 1:30-3pm EST – Eligible Hospitals, Medicare and Medicaid Incentive Programs.
CMS will host a second national call for eligible hospitals about registration for the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs.
Posted: 3/29/2011 2:09:05 PM

Announcement All Patient Refined Diagnosis Related Grouper (APR - DRG)
Description: The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) will implement a new DRG Grouper for all inpatient hospital claims with discharges on or after October 1, 2011. APR-DRG version 28 will replace the current 3M grouper version 24 with crosswalk.

The South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA) has invited SCDHHS to participate on their monthly teleconference to discuss the agency’s move to the APR-DRG Grouper and answer your questions. The Teleconference is scheduled for April 14, 2011, from 10:00AM to 11:00AM. This will be the first of a series of provider educational events presented by SCDHHS.

Registration form for the teleconference
Frequently Asked Questions
Posted: 3/28/2011 8:55:15 AM

State Eligibility Option For Family Planning Services
Description: Prior To The Affordable Care Act (ACA), A 1115 Demonstration Waiver Was Required For States To Provide Family Planning Services To Individuals Otherwise Ineligible For Medicaid Coverage.
Posted:3/25/2011 9:57:57 AM

SC Medicaid Agency Appoints CIO
Description: (SCDHHS) Announced Thursday The Establishment Of An Office Of Information Management And Named John Supra The Agency's Chief Information Officer (CIO) To Oversee Efforts To Create A More Efficient And Modern Medicaid Program.
Posted: 3/24/2011 9:57:57 AM

Senate Finance Budget Presentation 3/23/11
Posted: 3/23/2011 4:14:53 PM

Co-Payments
Description: Beginning April 1, 2011, the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) will increase the amount of beneficiary co-payments. Additionally, persons age 19 and older who participate in home and community based waiver programs through Community Long Term Care or the South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs will be asked to make a co-payment for some of their medical services.
Posted: 3/18/2011 11:35:31 AM

For Immediate Release
Description: Medicaid Agency Announces New Deputy Director For Long Term Care And Behavioral Health Services
Posted: 3/10/2011 9:26:57 AM

For Immediate Release
Description: Medicaid Agency Announces Plan To Reduce Budget Deficit; Protect Services
Posted: 3/4/2011 4:40:56 PM

All Providers
Description: Medicaid Rate Reduction
In anticipation of the General Assembly's final approval of S.434, a Joint Resolution allowing the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) to pursue cost efficiencies, SCDHHS will reduce the reimbursement amount to providers by 3% effective for dates of service on or after April 4, 2011. This reduction in reimbursement rates will also be reflected in the April, 1, 2011 Managed Care Organization capitation rates, along with additional cost savings strategies.
Posted: 3/4/2011 2:40:39 PM

Free Provider Wrkshops March -May 2011
Description: SCDHHS Offers Free Provider Workshops
Posted: 3/1/2011 2:46:54 PM

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