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CMS approves South Carolina dual-eligible demonstration

November 1, 2013

South Carolina is the latest state to partner  with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in the Financial Alignment Demonstration to test a new capitated payment and integrated care model for patients enrolled in both Medicare and Medicaid. Under the Healthy Connections Prime program, South Carolina and CMS will contract with health plan or provider-based organizations to provide integrated care to about 53,600 Medicare-Medicaid enrollees beginning in July 2014.