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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
The former health care program established to provide health coverage for active duty family members and retirees and their family members. TRICARE was organized as a separate office under the Assistant Secretary of Defense and replaced CHAMPUS in 1994. Benefits covered under CHAMPUS are now covered under TRICARE.
Claim Control Number
(CCN) is a unique control number assigned by a provider/carrier to a non-institutional claim. This field links each line item with its respective claim.
A person or business which provides goods or services to another entity under terms specified in a contract.
Current Procedural Terminology
(CPT) - A systematic listing and coding of procedures and services performed by physicians. Each procedure or service is identified with a five-digit code. The use of CPT codes simplifies the reporting of services. With this coding and recording system, the procedure or service rendered by the physician is accurately identified.
Department of Health and Environmental Control
The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is the state agency charged with protecting public health, coastal resources, and the state’s land, air and water quality as authorized under multiple state and federal laws. Approximately 3,800 full-time DHEC employees around the state provide vital healthcare and other direct services, monitor pollution, coordinate disease control, carry out the agency’s inspection and regulatory responsibilities, respond to environmental emergencies, and protect public health and the environment in numerous other ways.
Department of Health and Human Services
(DHHS) - Administers many of the social programs of the Federal Government dealing with the health and welfare of the citizens of the U.S.
Individuals who meet the requirements and are eligible for both Medicaid and Medicare benefits are considered to be dually eligible or dual eligibility beneficiaries.