Medical Services Provider Manual (MSPM)
Any appropriately licensed medical provider who is authorized by the employer or insurance carrier may treat workers' compensation claimants. The Medical Services Provider Manual (MSPM) outlines billing and payment policy for physicians and other health care professionals and provides the current schedule of fees. The MSPM does not cover hospital charges, general dental, or services rendered outside of South Carolina.
At the Business Meeting on March 21, 2022, the Commission approved changes to the Medical Services Provider Manual (MSPM). The changes included approving a Conversion Factor of $51.50 and adopting the 2022 CMS CPT/HCPCS codes.
The effective date of the updated MSPM is April 1, 2022.
Click the following link for information on how to purchase the 2022 Medical Services Provider Manual. It is imperative that providers and carriers obtain the 2022 MSPM to assure compliance.
2020-2022 Medical Service Provider Manuals
2006 Hospital and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment Manual
The Hospital and Ambulatory Surgery Center Payment Manual describes the billing and payment policy for inpatient hospital stays and outpatient services rendered at a hospital or ambulatory surgical center. Effective October 1, 2006, healthcare facilities will be paid 40% more than the federal Medicare program pays for inpatient and outpatient services. 2006 Hospital and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment Manual (PDF) Hospital and Ambulatory Payment Manual is updated quarterly as Medicare updates policies and pricing. The links below offer additional information regarding the inpatient prospective payment system, outpatient prospective payment system, and ambulatory surgery centers.
**Medical Services Division Advisory Statement**
Effective January 1, 2013 - Billing and Payment of Professional Fee Revenue Codes 960 through 999 (PDF)
Mandatory Payment Reduction in Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) Program. (PDF) This reduction does NOT apply to workers' compensation claims. (Posted April 23, 2013)