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Who is mandating the provider revalidation process?

This implementation is in response to directives in the standards established by Section 6401(a) of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in which CMS requires all state Medicaid agencies to implement the provider enrollment, screening, and revalidation provisions of the Affordable Care Act. These regulations were published in the Federal Register, Vol. 76, February 2, 2011, and were effective March 25, 2011. Revalidation FAQs PDF

Who is responsible for pharmaceutical costs as it relates to the terminal illness?

The hospice agency is responsible for pharmaceutical costs related to pain management and symptom control of the terminal illness.

Who updates the website for manuals?

MCCS sends the updates and changes once received from DHHS.

Why are our claims denying for dates of service prior to the individual provider leaving the practice?

Prior to requesting the removal of an Individual provider from your group practice ensure that the pending claims are adjudicated. However, if the provider has already been removed from the group prior to the claim(s) being adjudicated and needs to be added back to the group,  submit the request on the business letterhead with the provider’s or an authorized signature via Fax: (803) 870-9022 or Mail: Medicaid Provider Enrollment, PO Box 8809, Columbia, SC 29202-8809. Updates will be processed within ten (10) days of receipt. 

Why are Web Tool claims suspending?

Contact the PSC, option “2” for claims issues. 

Why can’t we update our enrollment profile over the phone?

SCDHHS requires updates to a provider’s file to be submitted in writing on business letterhead with the provider’s or an authorized signature. Submit any updated changes via Fax: (803) 870-9022 or Mail: Medicaid Provider Enrollment, PO Box 8809, Columbia, SC 29202-8809. Updates will be processed within ten (10) days of receipt.

Why did my enrollment application get rejected after I made the corrections I was told to?

A provider is notified about rejections via the Enrollment Rejection Letter. The rejection letter indicates the reason(s) for the rejection. For further assistance, contact the Provider Service Center at 1 (888) 289-0709, option 4.

Why is the group enrollment effective date before the date our individual provider joined the group?

When an Individual provider is affiliated with a group, the original group enrollment date remains the same regardless of when the individual provider was affiliated. The individual provider does not receive a new enrollment date when affiliated with the group.

Why was my credit balance report rejected?

Providers that submit inaccurate or incomplete information will be notified of the rejected credit balance report. The provider will be instructed to re-submit another report for the applicable quarter.

Why would a Nursing Facility provider receive a 951 rejection if the beneficiary had always been eligible for NF Medicaid since entering the facility?

A 951 Edit Code means the beneficiary was not eligible for Medicaid on the date of service. The beneficiary and/or responsible party for the beneficiary might not have completed the annual Medicaid eligibility review. Inform the nursing facility caller to contact the beneficiary’s eligibility caseworker.                                                                                                                                                                                

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