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Healthy Connections Choices Annual Enrollment Broker Provider Trainings

The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS), in partnership with the state's contracted enrollment broker, MAXIMUS, will facilitate in-person provider trainings throughout the state in the fall, contingent on the reopening of training facilities. Maximus will offer this training by webinar or telephone if in-person trainings are not possible due to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Updated Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Provider FAQ Responses

As a part of the state’s preparation and response to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) has issued guidance to providers through Medicaid bulletins, provider alerts, webinars, memos and the publication of answers to common provider inquiries on the frequently asked questions (FAQ) section of the agency’s COVID-19 website. These and other resources are available at www.scdhhs.gov/covid19

Approval of South Carolina’s Appendix K Amendments Request

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) submitted a request to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to amend several 1915(c) Home and Community-Based Services waivers with the Emergency Preparedness and Response Appendix K. CMS approved SCDHHS’ request on April 21, 2020.

2020 Provider Revalidation: Group 2 Temporarily Delayed Due to COVID-19

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 response to COVID-19, the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) is delaying the provider revalidation process for Group 2, previously scheduled to begin on April 27, 2020, until further notice.

Initial Approval of South Carolina’s 1135 Waiver Request

To facilitate the South Carolina Department of Health Human Services’ (SCDHHS) response to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), and pursuant to national and state declarations of emergency on March 13, 2020, SCDHHS submitted a waiver under Section 1135 of the Social Security Act requesting a variety of administrative and regulatory flexibilities to aid in the state’s preparation and response to COVID-19.

SCDHHS Hosting Medicaid Coronavirus Disease 19 (COVID-19) Update Webinar

The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) is hosting a webinar where it will update Healthy Connections Medicaid providers on the agency’s response to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The webinar will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, April 6, 2020.

COVID-19 Telehealth Services Policy Update to PT, OT and ST 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.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Impact Update

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. 

COVID-19 Telehealth Policy Updates for Physicians, NPs, PAs and LIPs

On Friday, March 13, 2020, President Donald Trump declared a national emergency due to the 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 modifications to policies related to the telephonic delivery of services to protect South Carolina Healthy Connections Medicaid members by ensuring ongoing access to care.

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