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Updated COVID-19 Testing Fee Schedule

The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) has published an updated fee schedule for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) testing. The fee schedule is available below and here on SCDHHS’ COVID-19 website .

July 2020 Coverage and Reimbursement Changes

The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS), in its continuing effort to purchase the most health for our citizens in need at the least possible cost to the taxpayer, routinely evaluates the services provided through the South Carolina Healthy Connections Medicaid program and the payments issued to providers for delivering those services. As a result of these efforts, several benefit and reimbursement changes are being implemented on July 1, 2020.

Medicaid Coverage for the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder

As the focus of South Carolina’s healthcare system has turned toward coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) remains committed to ensuring access for Medicaid beneficiaries suffering from opioid use disorder (OUD). This bulletin highlights specific provisions of existing policy that are especially relevant during the state’s response to COVID-19, and details modifications to further ensure access to treatment for OUD.

COVID-19 Telehealth Policy Update to New Patient and Associate and Assistant-level Provider Coverage

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 telehealth coverage. These modifications are in addition to those previously announced that are available at www.scdhhs.gov/COVID19.

COVID-19 Telehealth Policy Update to Well-visit Coverage

(Update: SCDHHS is updating the codes listed in this bulletin [bulletin 20-015] that will be reimbursed for the period of time indicated in the bulletin. SCDHHS will reimburse for EPSDT codes [99381-99385 or 99391-99395] with a GT modifier for the period of time and under the circumstances indicated in the bulletin below.)

COVID-19 Telehealth Policy Update to Associate-level Provider Coverage

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 telehealth coverage.

COVID-19- Temporary Dental Services Policy

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 services eligible for reimbursement through the dental benefit.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Temporary Policy Updates: Nurse Aide Training and Competency Evaluation Programs and Paid Feeding Assistant Programs

On Friday, March 13, 2020, President Donald Trump declared a national emergency due to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar issued a section 1135 blanket waiver and Governor Henry McMaster declared a state of emergency for the state of South Carolina.

COVID-19 Telehealth Policy Update to ABA Coverage

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 telehealth coverage.

COVID-19 Telehealth Policy Update to Early Intervention Coverage

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 telehealth coverage.

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