Other COVID-19 Resources

Appendix K Amendment

On April 21, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services approved SCDHHS’ Appendix K Amendment request. Read the letter and the amendments here.
Providers who have questions about Appendix K temporary retainer payments should email AppendixK@scdhhs.gov

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


Q. Why is there a difference between covered dates of service and the claims submission acceptance date?

A. SCDHHS’ goal in preparing and responding to COVID-19 is to authorize services quickly, but the agency also needs time to update its system(s) to receive bills and reimburse for claims. Having earlier covered dates of service allows providers to start providing these reimbursable services to their patients immediately while system changes are being implemented and tested.

Telehealth and COVID-19 Clarification for IDEA, Part C Program Providers

On April 30, SCDHHS issued a memo to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Part C program providers clarifying previously issued guidance.

Read Memo


Memo sent on April 17, 2020 to the South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services regarding COVID-19-related temporary modifications and telehealth. 

Read Memo

Development Evaluation Centers Memo

Letter sent on April 16, 2020, to Development Evaluation Centers regarding COVID-19-related temporary policy modifications and telehealth.

Read Letter Here


Letter sent to SCDHHS’ non-emergency medical transportation broker, LogistiCare, regarding continued access to NEMT services.

Read the letter here.

COVID19 Memo

Memo regarding utilization management and continuity of care provisions sent to South Carolina’s Managed Care Organizations on March 28, 2020, read the memo here


COVID-19-related section 1115 Demonstration waiver

COVID-19-related section 1115 Demonstration waiver, submitted to CMS March 27, 2020, read the waiver here

COVID-19-related section 1135 waiver

COVID-19-related section 1135 waiver, submitted to CMS March 27, 2020, read the waiver here


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