Glossary


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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.

diagnostic codes

Diagnostic codes are used to group and identify diseases, disorders, symptoms, and medical signs, and are used to measure morbidity and mortality.

dual eligibility

Individuals who meet the requirements and are eligible for both Medicaid and Medicare benefits are considered to be dually eligible or dual eligibility beneficiaries.