South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SC DHHS) uses a two-step process to see if a child qualifies for the MCCW. The first step is a Medical Eligibility Assessment (MEA). The MEA evaluates five areas including medication, sick / emergency room / hospital visits, hands-on skilled care, specialty care physician, and daily routine.
Step two is a face-to-face visit for a Level of Care Assessment. This assessment assigns a score of Skilled, Intermediate, or Medically Ineligible. Children that receive a Skilled or Intermediate score are eligible for the MCCW.
Referrals may be made by anyone with knowledge of the individual’s needs and the permission of the person being referred. Referrals, may be made online at https://phoenix.scdhhs.gov/cltc_referrals/new or by calling toll-free 888-971-1637