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Changes to Applied Behavioral Analysis Provider Credentialing Requirements

As part of the ongoing effort to improve the quality and delivery of services for infants and toddlers with disabilities and payment process to providers through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part C program, commonly known as “BabyNet,” the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) is integrating IDEA Part C and Healthy Connections Medicaid policies. SCDHHS is informing the provider and beneficiary community about all actions necessary to implement this realignment through a series of alerts and bulletins.

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Part C Program (BabyNet) Updates

Planned BRIDGES Service Code Changes
The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) is changing some billing codes related to services provided through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part C Program (commonly known as BabyNet). The changes are a result of the agency’s effort to improve services for infants and toddlers with disabilities and the payment process to providers serving these children through the integration of BabyNet and Healthy Connections Medicaid services.

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Part C Program (BabyNet) Updates

The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ (SCDHHS) will begin distributing weekly alerts to Healthy Connections Medicaid and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part C program, commonly known as “BabyNet,” providers as SCDHHS carries out the integration of Healthy Connections Medicaid and IDEA Part C services. The alerts will be distributed on Tuesdays and include resources available to providers and stakeholders.

2019 Provider Revalidation: Group 1

The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) is beginning 2019 provider revalidation.  

Scheduled BRIDGES System Upgrade Completed

The planned system upgrade scheduled for July 12-13 to the BabyNet Reporting & Intervention Data Gathering Electronic System (BRIDGES) has been completed successfully. The BRIDGES system is back online and available for all users. For details about this round of upgrades made to the BRIDGES system, please see the alert sent on July 12, which is available on the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ (SCDHHS) website.

Updates in BRIDGES

As part of the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ (SCDHHS) integration of BabyNet and Healthy Connections Medicaid services, BabyNet service coordinators may see changes to information in some areas of the BabyNet Reporting & Intervention Data Gathering Electronic System (BRIDGES) case management system. This includes, but is not limited to, demographic information; third-party liability (private insurance) information; managed care organization (MCO) information; and, Medicaid ID number, and associated eligibility and referral dates.

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