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Provider Training Events for the Optional Supplemental Care for Assisted Living Program (OSCAP).


The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS), Division of Long Term Care Transformation, will sponsor three regional training events focusing on provider enrollment and provider requirements for OSCAPThese training events are for any Community Residential Care Facility (CRCF) currently enrolled as an Optional State Supplementation (OSS) provider and for those contracted as Integrated Personal Care (IPC) providers. 

Announcement regarding Regulations Executive Order


On January 12, 2013, Governor Nikki Haley filed an Executive Order to establish a Regulatory Review Task Force to evaluate South Carolina's current regulatory burdens on businesses and to propose recommendations to relieve those burdens.  As part of this review, the Task Force will evaluate reports submitted by agencies that identify current and proposed statutes, rules, regulations and policies that are a burden on South Carolina's economy.  All Cabinet agencies must submit a written report to the Task Force by May 15, 2013.

SCDHHS Hosts Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Open Forum

As the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) nears the expiration date of the Broker contracts for Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT), the agency will host an Open Forum to receive input on the future of how SCDHHS provides the NEMT service. The meeting is open to the public and will be held on January 28, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Department of Juvenile Justice Bill Rogers Community Connections Center (directions).

Managed Care Withholds and Incentives Initiative


The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) in collaboration with our Coordinated Care Improvement Group has identified and targeted key withhold and incentive categories to assist us in measuring and supporting quality outcomes.

Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Treatment Services Authorized or Provided by State Agencies


In a further effort to provide beneficiaries with comprehensive care, effective February 1, 2013, alcohol, drug, and substance abuse treatment services provided by the Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services (DAODAS), and its thirty-three (33) subcontracted county authorities, will be part of the Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) core benefit package. DAODAS and its subcontracted county alcohol and drug abuse authorities will be required to file claims for all MCO-enrolled beneficiaries for services.

Community Health Worker in Primary Care Practices

The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) is announcing the statewide integration of the Community Health Worker (CHW) into eligible primary care practices under the Department’s Health Access at the Right Time (HeART) initiative. The objective of the CHW program is to improve patient care and health outcomes with the aid of individuals who interface between the clinical practice and the community where patients reside.

Quality Weighted Assignments


The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) will be implementing a Quality Weighted Assignment algorithm for enrollments that begin on or after January 1, 2013. Beneficiaries who are managed-care-assignable, but have not selected a health plan, will be assigned to a health plan by the enrollment broker based on this algorithm.


Provider Enrollment and Screening


In the Medicaid Bulletin dated May 9, 2012, the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) began the process of addressing provider enrollment regulations published by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).  SCDHHS has addressed the CMS regulations and will implement the following on December 3, 2012:



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