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The SC Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) has received approval from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to expand the Healthy Connections Choices care coordination program.  This expansion effort has been implemented in support of establishing a medical home for Medicaid beneficiaries.  It will require eligible beneficiaries enroll with and receive their Medicaid health benefits through one of two forms of CMS-approved managed care health care delivery models:  Managed Care Organizations (MCO), or Medical Homes Networks (MHN).

Both health care delivery models offer the same benefits as traditional fee-for-service coverage, and may also offer additional benefits and services to include unlimited doctor visits, reduced or no co-pays, access to smoking cessation classes, and programs specifically tailored for those with chronic diseases.

Expansion implementation begins March 1, 2011 and will be phased in over a 12-month period to allow existing Healthy Connections beneficiaries currently enrolled in fee-for-service to choose a managed care health plan.  Not all beneficiaries will be eligible to participate in managed care, and of those who can participate in managed care, some may only participate by choice.  For additional information concerning beneficiary managed care participation, please refer to the Reference Tools.

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Division of Managed Care Contact Information

Office: (803) 898-4614, Fax: (803) 255-8232   Nathaniel PattersonProgram Director(803) 898-2018 PATTNAT@scdhhs.gov   James BradfordQuality Assurance...

Managed Care Health Plan Contact Information

  Active Managed Care Organization Business Office Phone Numbers Absolute Total Care 1441 Main Street, 9th Floor Columbia, SC 29201 Phone:  (803)...

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