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Mar 13, 2023 | Press Release

Please find the March 2023 Stakeholder Update included. In this edition, Healthy Connections Prime focuses on the following:

  • Annual Reviews and Re-determinations 
  • Eligibiltiy Review Process 
  • Change of Address and Contact Information
  • Palliative Care Member FAQs

Click on the image below to review the full update.

Feb 3, 2022 | Press Release

Healthy Connections Prime highlights new county coverage as the program is now available statewide. Healthy Connections Prime highlights other educational opportunties through our partnership with SC Thrive. Additionally, this update includes Absolute Total Care's new name - Wellcare Prime by Absolute Total Care. Click on the image below to see the full update. 

Jan 13, 2022 | Press Release

One of our Healthy Connections Prime health plans, Absolute Total Care has changed its name to Wellcare Prime by Absolute Total Care. This name change will not affect current medical benefits or services to members. Please note that as part of the rebranding, Wellcare Prime has an updated logo and color palette so their website and materials will be updated to reflect this change.

Jan 13, 2022 | Press Release

As of January 1, 2022, at least one Healthy Connections Prime plan is present in all 46 counties in South Carolina (including York and Lancaster Counties)! Eligible individuals living anywhere in the state can choose to receive both Medicare and Medicaid benefits from a single participating Medicare-Medicaid health plan (MMP). To see which MMPs are operating in each county, see the Plan Coverage by County chart.

Oct 1, 2021 | Press Release

Healthy Connections Prime has released the October 2021 Stakeholder Update. 

In this update, we share that Healthy Connections Prime is now available statewide, Absolute Total Care's MMP is changing their name, and we highlight recent comments gathered from our Member Experience Interview efforts. 

Click on the image below to view the full update and to learn more. 

May 12, 2021 | Press Release
In December 2020 and January 2021, South Carolina Healthy Connections Medicaid partnered with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to engage an independent research firm for an interview exercise with members. The research firm conducted in-depth interviews with a sample of Healthy Connections Prime members in urban and rural areas of South Carolina. In these conversations, members consistently reported high satisfaction with the program, an overall sense of “being taken care of,” and especially appreciated the outreach from their care coordinator.
Apr 6, 2021 | Press Release

In the April 2021 Stakeholder Update, you will find highlights on the Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) provider name change along with reminders of key Healthy Connections Prime benefits and other supporting documentation. This includes Waiver Case Manager FAQs, Continuity of Care guidance, and Improper Billing guidance.

Jan 7, 2021 | Press Release

Effective January 1, 2021, Healthy Connections Prime is now available in Darlington County and Horry County. Beneficiaries in these counties are now included in the program's passive enrollment efforts. Click on the image below to view the updated county coverage map or click here to see the Coverage by County chart.

Dec 2, 2020 | Press Release

Healthy Connections Prime has issued a December 2020 Stakeholder Update. This release features information regarding Absolute Total Care's county expansion efforts, SC Thrive community outreach efforts, updated member stories/testimonials, and guidance regarding the 2021 Medicare-Medicaid Plan comparison chart. 

Click on the image below to review the full update:

Jun 30, 2020 | Press Release

Over the last few months, our Medicare-Medicaid Plans (MMPs) have expanded to a few counties. 

- Absolute Total Care has expanded into Cherokee and Dorchester.

- First Choice VIP Care Plus has expanded into Aiken and Dorchester. 

- Molina Dual Options has expanded into Aiken, Berkeley and Cherokee. 



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