Provider Alerts

COVID-19 Regulatory and Reimbursement Flexibilities for Nursing Facilities

On Friday, March 13, 2020, President Donald Trump declared a national emergency due to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and Governor Henry McMaster declared a state of emergency for the state of South Carolina. As a part of the state’s preparation and response to COVID-19, the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) is announcing additional temporary modifications to policies related to admissions to skilled nursing facilities and participation in the Medicaid nursing home program.

Healthy Connections Choices Annual Enrollment Broker Provider Trainings

The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS), in partnership with the state's contracted enrollment broker, MAXIMUS, will facilitate in-person provider trainings throughout the state in the fall, contingent on the reopening of training facilities. Maximus will offer this training by webinar or telephone if in-person trainings are not possible due to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Updated Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Provider FAQ Responses

As a part of the state’s preparation and response to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) has issued guidance to providers through Medicaid bulletins, provider alerts, webinars, memos and the publication of answers to common provider inquiries on the frequently asked questions (FAQ) section of the agency’s COVID-19 website. These and other resources are available at www.scdhhs.gov/covid19

Approval of South Carolina’s Appendix K Amendments Request

On Friday, March 13, 2020, President Donald Trump declared a national emergency due to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and Governor Henry McMaster declared a state of emergency for the state of South Carolina. As a part of the state’s preparation and response to COVID-19, the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) submitted a request to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to amend several 1915(c) Home and Community-Based Services waivers with the Emergency Preparedness and Response Appendix K. CMS approved SCDHHS’ request on April 21, 2020.

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