Provider Alerts

EVV Launch for SCDDSN-operated Waivers Starts Dec. 11, 2022; Register for Training Now

Effective December 2022, South Carolina Healthy Connections Medicaid providers rendering in-home services to Healthy Connections Medicaid members participating in the three waivers operated by the South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (SCDDSN) must use an electronic visit verification (EVV) system to capture in-home service delivery visits.

SCDHHS Launches Healthy Connections Medicaid Annual Reviews Website

The federal government declared a public health emergency (PHE) effective Jan. 27, 2020, due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and Congress passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) in March 2020. The combination of these actions has had an impact on Medicaid enrollment across the country. To comply with the provisions of the FFCRA, the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) paused the typical Medicaid eligibility annual review process effective March 2020.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pediatric Vaccine Administration Coverage

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its recommendations regarding who is eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine to include children as young as six months old. The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) is confirming that it will reimburse enrolled providers for the administration of COVID-19 vaccines to children as young as six months old, including additional doses of the COVID-19 vaccine consistent with the CDC’s guidance, for dates of service on or after June 17, 2022.

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