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On July 1, 2022, Governor Henry McMaster issued  Executive Order 2022-19 , which directs state agencies to disclose online detailed information about the entities who are receiving earmarked appropriations from the FY 2022-23 General Appropriations Act. The governor’s executive order requires compliance with  FY 2022-23 state budget Proviso 117.21 . In order to promote transparency and accountability in the state’s budgetary process, information received by SCDHHS from organizations it contracts with through the state’s budget process will be posted on this website.

Posted: 07/20/2022 - 5:08pm

This report is issued pursuant to Section 117.116 (C) of Act 94 of 2022. “The Department of Health and Human Services shall continue to identify and implement telehealth benefits and policies that are evidence-based, cost efficient, and aligned with the needs of the Medicaid population. The department must also continue to review the temporary telephonic and telehealth flexibilities it has adopted to address the COVID-19 public health emergency and make permanent those that are suitable for inclusion in the Medicaid benefit. No later than October 1, the department shall submit a report to the Governor, the Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, and the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee on policy and benefit changes it has introduced in the furtherance of this goal and as part of its ongoing effort to improve the sustainability of telehealth services.

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Posted: 09/28/2022 - 10:06am

The South Carolina Telehealth Alliance (SCTA) is a collaboration of academic medical centers, community hospitals and providers, existing telemedicine systems, government leaders and other entities that believe that all South Carolina residents should and can have access to quality health care, while effectively managing the cost of providing care.

CY22 Quarter 2

Statewide Strategic Plan 

Posted: 09/01/2022 - 10:14am

The South Carolina Telehealth Alliance (SCTA) is a collaboration of academic medical centers, community hospitals and providers, existing telemedicine systems, government leaders and other entities that believe that all South Carolina residents should and can have access to quality health care, while effectively managing the cost of providing care.

 

SCTA 2022 Quarter One Report

Posted: 05/26/2022 - 10:50am

The strategy document details SCDHHS’ goals to improve the health of South Carolina Healthy Connections Medicaid members through tracking quality measures that seek to address both medical and non-medical drivers of health. The document outlines SCDHHS’ goals and objectives for quality management and improvement and details specific priority quality initiatives. Providers and other interested stakeholders should submit comments on the draft South Carolina Medicaid Quality Strategy by emailing quality@scdhhs.gov by June 18, 2022. 

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Posted: 05/18/2022 - 9:11am

Governor Henry McMaster issued Executive Order No. 2022-02 directing SCDHHS to perform a review and analysis of the South Carolina Department of Mental Health’s School Mental Health Services Program (SMHSP) and make recommendations for improving the program.

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In addition to the report, Director Robby Kerr delivered a letter to Governor McMaster containing the agency's recommendations for improving school-based mental health services. 

View or download Director Kerr's letter here. 

Posted: 05/03/2022 - 2:34pm

The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) engages in an on-going effort to prevent and identify fraud in the Medicaid program, and to recover the funds lost because of fraudulent and wasteful practices on the part of healthcare providers. Not only is this mandated by federal regulations found in 42 CFR 455, it is critical because of the need to assure that public resources are properly managed.

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Posted: 03/31/2022 - 4:53pm

The South Carolina Telehealth Alliance (SCTA) is a collaboration of academic medical centers, community hospitals and providers, existing telemedicine systems, government leaders and other entities that believe that all South Carolina residents should and can have access to quality health care, while effectively managing the cost of providing care.

FY22 Q2 Equipment Log

FY22 Q2 DHHS Report

SCTA CY21Q4 Report 

Posted: 02/28/2022 - 2:04pm

Written Testimony of Eunice Medina Chief of Staff, South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging February 10, 2022

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Posted: 02/10/2022 - 5:06pm

The South Carolina Telehealth Alliance (SCTA) is a collaboration of academic medical centers, community hospitals and providers, existing telemedicine systems, government leaders and other entities that believe that all South Carolina residents should and can have access to quality health care, while effectively managing the cost of providing care.

SCTA FY21 Third Quarter Report September 31, 2021

FY22 Q1 DHHS Report (Budget)

Posted: 11/22/2021 - 3:53pm

South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Bureau of Reimbursement Methodology and Policy ID/RD Waiver Rates and Waiver Case Management Rates Effective January 1, 2022

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Posted: 11/18/2021 - 2:50pm

The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) has operated a telehealth program since 2011. Telehealth provides an additional option for delivering certain covered services, when appropriate, rather than a separate set of benefits. During the current coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) public federal public health emergency (PHE), the department has modified its existing telehealth program to provide needed flexibilities in the delivery of care as the pandemic continues to bring drastic change to healthcare delivery systems across the world. This report will provide a review of the department’s pre-pandemic telehealth program, discuss the flexibilities that were put in place to ensure access to care during the pandemic, evaluate utilization data and provide an outlook for the future direction of SCDHHS’ telehealth program.

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Posted: 10/01/2021 - 10:41am

The agency’s 2020-2021 Accountability Report is available on the SC State House website at this link: https://www.scstatehouse.gov/reports/reports.php

Posted: 09/15/2021 - 12:00am

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