Q. Does the South Carolina Healthy Connections Medicaid program provide or reimburse for interpreters and/or translators?

A. The Medicaid provider enrollment agreement and the SCDHHS policy manual both require providers to deliver services to non-English speaking individuals without additional compensation or support from the agency.

The exception to this circumstance is when certain interpreters and/or translators are reimbursed for services using Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part C grant funds. These services are not a Medicaid function or reimbursable by the Medicaid program. Any information regarding IDEA Part C services or reimbursements will be noted in separate guidance provided by the IDEA Part C program. 

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