Explain the Medicaid application fee and how much is it?
For 2015, SCDHHS must collect a $553 application fee from business organizations and entities that are enrolling in South Carolina Medicaid with an Employee Identification Number (EIN). [Note: $542 for 2014.] The fee is to be used to cover the cost of program integrity efforts including the cost of screening associated with provider enrollment processes. This fee can vary from year to year based on adjustments made pursuant to the Consumer Price Index for Urban Areas (CIP-U). The application fee will be imposed on business organizations and entities that are enrolling in South Carolina Medicaid that are: (1) initially enrolling, (2) adding a practice location and (3) revalidating enrollment information at least every five years (with the exception of DME providers, who must revalidate every three years). Providers that are EXEMPT from the application fee are: individual physicians or non-physician practitioners.