Final Public Notice for Supplemental Teaching Payments (STP)


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).

Effective for payments beginning on or after July 1, 2013, the SCDHHS will amend the South Carolina (SC) Title XIX state plan by capping provider specific enrollment of teaching physicians entering into the South Carolina Medicaid Supplemental Teaching Physician Program at the level identified in the March 2013 provider specific quarterly teaching physician report.

The SCDHHS will make this change as the first step in the process of reviewing the current supplemental teaching physician payment program for physicians as well as the Graduate Medical Education payment program for teaching hospitals, with the expectation of combining the funding for the two programs into one and developing a new medical education payment methodology that will be geared towards agency developed objectives.

The SCDHHS estimates that this action should have a minimal financial impact on this reimbursement program.

Copies of this notice are available at each County Department of Health and Human Services Office and at for public review. Additional information regarding these actions is available upon request at the address cited below.

Any written comments submitted may be reviewed by the public at the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Acute Care Reimbursement, Room 1231, 1801 Main Street, Columbia, South Carolina, Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M.

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