South Carolina

Preterm birth, which accounts for approximately 11.5 percent of all births and 50 percent of pregnancy-related costs, is the largest cause of infant morbidity and mortality. This creates a significant burden on the U.S. healthcare system. A leading strategy for decreasing infant morbidity and mortality related to preterm birth is for states to use perinatal […]

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  • Selected State Initiatives on Medicaid Financing of Perinatal Regionalization

    Today, nearly 40 states have a system of risk appropriate perinatal care. As the payer for nearly half of all births nationwide, Medicaid is a key partner in the financing of perinatal regionalization. Medicaid covers specific services that can maximize access to risk-appropriate care for mothers and infants, including the coverage of pre- and post-natal […]

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  • Publications

    NASHP recently brought together a group of state and federal policy leaders to discuss the Medicare-Medicaid Financial Alignment Initiative, D-SNP health plans, and other programs and resources aimed at aligning health care payment and delivery to improve care for dual eligibles. See a report from the meeting and sign up for a webinar on state […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog

    Research has shown that a quality home visit by a nurse, social worker, early childhood educator or other trained personnel during pregnancy and early parenting can improve the lives of families and their children both at an early age and well into adolescence and early adulthood. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog

    State agencies across the country, from Medicaid to public health, to social services and corrections, are deeply engaged in multi-sector initiatives to reduce infant mortality. And for good reason­­ — the United States ranks 25th among industrialized countries in infant mortality with a disproportionate number of being African Americans. Despite the gravity of the problem, […]

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  • In early 2011, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) approved South Carolina’s request to expand its Healthy Connections Choices program to require that most beneficiaries enroll in managed care. Healthy Connections Choices enrollees have the option to join a managed care plan or a primary care case management program known as the Medical […]

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    January 1, 2014 | Filed under: South Carolina
  • In South Carolina:   As of July 1, 2011, there were 862,145 beneficiaries enrolled in the state’s Medicaid program. 428,765 beneficiaries are enrolled in four Medicaid-only managed care organizations (MCOs), while 142,296 beneficiaries are enrolled in a primary care case management program (PCCM) known as the Medical Homes Network. All Medicaid beneficiaries are also enrolled […]

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    December 5, 2013 | Filed under: South Carolina
  • 2014 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – South Carolina 2012 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – South Carolina 2010 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – South Carolina 2008 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – South Carolina Additional States’ CHIP Fact Sheets… Adobe Acrobat .PDF printable versions of the South Carolina NASHP CHIP Fact Sheets Key Highlights: Program Type: South […]

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    December 6, 2012 | Filed under: South Carolina
  • NASHP’s Accountable Care Activity map is a work in progress; state activity pages will be launched in waves throughout Fall 2012.   At this time, we have no information on accountable care activity that meets the following criteria: (1) Medicaid or CHIP agency participation (not necessarily leadership); (2) explicitly intended to advance accountable or integrated […]

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    August 21, 2012 | Filed under: South Carolina
  • South Carolina’s Medicaid agency, the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, is the state designated entity for HIT in the state and will collaborate with the governance body (SCHIEx Council).

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    April 13, 2010 | Filed under: South Carolina