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Certificate of Need

South Carolina is one of 35 states that rely on a Certificate of Need law to restrict the overbuilding of costly medical services

Disproportionate Share Hospital Program

Hospitals that treat a large number of indigent patients receive additional support form the federal government in the form of Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) payments.  There’s a complex for

Emergency Preparedness

South Carolina's hospitals care for people under the most disastrous conditions. For instance, located on the coast, our state and its people face the real threat of hurricanes each year.

End of Life Care

The end-of-life care paradigm is shifting: less intervention, more empathy.

HIPAA: Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

HIPAA is an acronym that stands for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. HIPAA includes regulations that govern the use and release of a patient's personal health information. More relevant to the news media, HIPAA also limits the kind of information hospitals can disclose regarding patients. In addition to privacy standards, HIPAA also creates new standards for administrative transactions and the security of individual health information.

MACRA & The Quality Payment Program (QPP)

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, affectionately known as MACRA, is part of a larger national push toward value and quality in healthcare. MACRA repealed the sustainable growth rate formula, providing predictable payment increases instead. The payment changes will affect physicians as well as the hospitals and healthcare organization by whom they are employed or partnered.

Opioid Risk Prevention Partnership

South Carolina hospitals are on the front lines of the opioid crisis.

Public Health Alerts

Hospitals are the front lines of public health emergencies, from measels to Ebola, and must say up-to-date on the latest information and resources available from state officials.

Repeal and Replace

The future of healthcare reform hangs in the balance as Congress works to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

Workplace Violence

Workplace violence is a major safety issue in hospitals and health systems across South Carolina. Studies show that healthcare workers are significantly more likely to be the victims of violence and abuse than workers in other industries, and SCHA is committed to making hospitals a safer place to work, visit and receive care.