SC finds rate cuts necessary to protect Medicaid's optional services

July 2011
State Health Watch;Jul2011, Vol. 18 Issue 7, p1
The article reports that South Carolina Medicaid has reduced its optional services for financial reasons in 2001. Although services like adult vision and podiatry have been removed, long-term care services such as hospice care for adults have been restored. According to state Medicaid director Tony Keck, the initiative will lead to increased savings of up to an estimated 10 million U.S. dollars in a full year. Keck stresses that the state agency continued to work with Medicaid providers even after announcing provider rate cuts.


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