Public Notice Of Medicaid Termination Of Provider Agreement



Notice has been given that effective October 26, 2013, the agreement between Marion Nursing Center, 2770 South Highway 501, Marion, South Carolina 29571 and the Secretary of Health and Human Services, as a provider of nursing services in the Health Insurance for the Aged and Disabled Program, Medicare, is  to be terminated.

The Federal Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, determined that Marion Nursing Center is not in compliance with the Requirements of Participation as a provider of services in the Medicare and Medicaid programs.  As a result of this action, the South Carolina Medicaid provider agreement with Marion Nursing Center will also be terminated, effective October 26, 2013.

The Medicaid program will not make payment for inpatient nursing services on residents of Marion Nursing Center after October 26, 2013 except for those residents in the facility under Medicaid sponsorship prior to October 26, 2013.  Payment may continue to be made for a maximum of 30 days for Medicaid residents in the facility prior to the termination date.  Such payment is specifically limited to covered services through the close of November 25, 2013.

The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) is notifying residents, families and care givers by certified mail and phone. In addition, representatives from SCDHHS will be on site at Marion Nursing Center on Tuesday, October 29 from 4-6 p.m. and Wednesday, October 30 from 10 a.m. - noon to assist families and to provide information about transferring out of the facility. SCDHHS and Marion Nursing Center are contacting all nursing facilities in the state to assist with locating available beds for resident transfers.  SCDHHS encourages families to directly contact nursing facilities to inquire about availability. SCDHHS will be happy to help provide necessary information and clarification to potential relocation facilities. Those with questions or concerns can contact SCDHHS at (803) 898-7216  or (803) 898-3023.

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