What is a Medicaid Waiver?
Waivers are used to supplement services provided through the South Carolina Medicaid plan. In South Carolina, there are nine waiver programs through the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS). Three state agencies are responsible for operating the waivers. Each waiver provides different services and has different eligibility criteria. Call our Healthcare Connection Coordinators at 1-800-578-8750 for details.
To view a summary of the waivers in South Carolina, visit this Home and Community Based Waiver Summary Chart (PDF) (Note: This document has been provided to Family Connection of SC from SCDHHS. If you need access to this document in a format that is not available, please contact us via email).
Community Long Term Care (CLTC) operates home and community-based waiver programs for people eligible for nursing home care but who prefer to receive their services in the community.
Medically Complex Children’s Waiver (MCC) is a statewide program to serve children from birth to age 18 who meet either Nursing Facility or Intermediate Care Facility-Intellectually Disabled level of care and medical criteria.
South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (DDSN) provides home and community-based waiver services. From this DDSN webpage, click on the links for more information on waivers provided by DDSN. Each link also will give you information on how to obtain each waiver.
The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) gives notice of its intent to renew the Head and Spinal Cord Injury (HASCI) Waiver for an additional five years. The waiver renewal request will be submitted to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on or before June 25, 2018. The requested effective date of the HASCI Waiver renewal is July 1, 2018. See our HASCI Waiver page for more information.