Below is the newest Medicaid Bulletin.
Also please not that HHS will make their budget presentation to the Ways and Means subcommittee tomorrow around 2:30 (1.5 hours after adjournment) This will be in room 108 of the Blatt Building.
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Post Office Box 8206
Columbia, South Carolina 29202-8206
January 31, 2011
TO: Providers Indicated
SUBJECT: Medicaid Reductions Update
The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) issued a Medicaid Bulletin dated December 14, 2010, announcing the elimination and reduction of specific services effective February 1, 2011, or April 1, 2011. After further review, the following services will not be eliminated or reduced February 1, 2011 and will continue to be offered for fee for service recipients:
¨ Hospice care for adults;
¨ Respite provided through the Community Long Term Care (CLTC) Community Choices waivers;
¨ 14 home delivered meals weekly in the CLTC waivers;
¨ Nutritional Supplements in Waivers will not be eliminated, but will be restricted based on medical necessity.
The reduction in private therapy visits as stated in the December bulletin will now be effective April 1, 2011. A separate Medicaid Bulletin will be issued with further details.
All other service reductions and eliminations will remain as stated in the December 14, 2010 bulletin until further notice. If you need additional information please refer to the following link for review: http://www.dhhs.state.sc.us/Internet/pdf/MedicaidReductionsBULLETIN.pdf
Questions regarding this Medicaid Bulletin should be directed to your Program Manager. Thank you for your continued support.
Anthony E. Keck
NOTE: To receive Medicaid bulletins by email, please register at http://bulletin.scdhhs.gov/.
To sign up for Electronic funds Transfer of your Medicaid payment, please go to: http://www.dhhs.state.sc.us/dhhsnew/hipaa/index.asp and select “Electronic funds Transfer (EFT)” for instructions.