Physician Assistant Enrollment

All licensed Physician Assistants (PAs) providing services to Healthy Connections beneficiaries must be enrolled as providers with the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS). PAs providing services to Medicaid Managed Care enrolled members must also be enrolled and credentialed with the member's Managed Care Organization (MCO).

Pursuant to 42 CFR Part 455, Subpart E, all providers who refer or order items or services covered by the Medicaid program must be enrolled as described above.

Reimbursement for PAs will be established at the same rate as Nurse Practitioners. Nurse Practitioners are reimbursed at 80 percent of the current Medicaid Family and General Practice physician fee schedule.

PAs not currently enrolled with SCDHHS must complete an electronic provider enrollment application available at For more detailed enrollment guidance please go to the provider enrollment website at

Please refer any questions regarding this bulletin to the SCDHHS Provider Service Center at 1 (888) 289-0709. For MCO enrollment and credentialing questions, SCDHHS maintains a list of participating MCOs and their contact information at Please contact each MCO directly for questions regarding their enrollment and credentialing processes. Thank you for your continued support of the South Carolina Healthy Connections Medicaid Program.

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