Opportunity for Public Comment on Integrating Care for Dually Eligible Individuals

On behalf of our partner, the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SC DHHS), the South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health (IMPH) is highlighting an opportunity for public comment on the South Carolina Dual Eligible Demonstration (SCDuE) Proposal Draft published by SC DHHS.

Supported by a grant from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), SC DHHS is exploring development of a service delivery model for integration of care for individuals receiving both Medicare and Medicaid services. SCDuE aims to expand access to needed care but eliminate duplication of services and lower costs. South Carolina is one of fifteen states participating in the state demonstration projects through CMS. Download a copy of the draft proposal here.

Stakeholders can send comments using email, mail or a web form to SC DHHS for inclusion in the proposal to CMS. The comment period will close at the end of the business day on May 16, 2012.

1) Email comments@scdhhs.gov with “South Carolina Demonstration Proposal Draft Public Comments” in the subject line.

2) Mail comments to the following address:
SC Dual Eligible Proposal Public Comments
C/O Nathaniel Patterson
S.C. Dept. of Health and Human Services
P.O. Box 8206
Columbia, SC 29202

3)  Access the web comment form from the SCDuE web site at https://msp.scdhhs.gov/scdue/.

SC DHHS will also host three public meetings to invite further comment and discussion. These meetings will be held across the state at the following times and locations:

Public Meeting #1 (Upstate Area)
Monday, May 7, 2012
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Spartanburg County Library (Headquarters)
151 South Church Street
Spartanburg, SC 29306

Public Meeting #2 (Midlands Area)
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina
8901 Farrow Road
Building 200
Columbia, SC 29203

Public Meeting #3 (Coastal Area)
Friday, May 11, 2012
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Miller-Motte Technical College
8085 Rivers Avenue
North Charleston, SC 29406-9239

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