Effective February 2022, South Carolina Healthy Connections Medicaid providers rendering in-home services to Healthy Connections Medicaid members participating in the three waivers operated by the South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (SCDDSN) will use an electronic visit verification (EVV) system to document in-home service delivery. The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) has utilized an EVV since 2002 for its Community Long Term Care (CLTC) waivers. To comply with the 21st Century Cures Act, EVV usage will be extended to personal care services provided through the Community Support (CS), Head and Spinal Cord Injury (HASCI) and Intellectual Disability and Related Disabilities (ID/RD) waivers.
With the EVV extension, when home care agency staff document service delivery to Healthy Connections Medicaid members enrolled in the SCDDSN-operated waivers listed above, providers will submit claims through the AuthentiCare web portal.
SCDHHS and SCDDSN will provide a series of training opportunities on the EVV system in the coming months, which will include an overview of the AuthentiCare mobile application, web portal and IVRS. SCDHHS will distribute information on these opportunities through future alerts.
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