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In response to stakeholder comments, the Commission promulgated an amendment to S.C. Code Ann. Regs. 67-610 that amends the existing process by which litigants before the Commission amend pleadings and add or remove parties to a claim. The amended regulation has been approved by the legislature and is effective May 26, 2023. The full advisory may be accessed here.


The Commission will conduct the monthly business meeting June 5, 2023 at 10:30am in Hearing Room A at the Commission offices in Columbia. Participants may access the meeting online. The agenda and zoom link may be accessed here.




ASC Lawsuit

On June 26, 2006 the South Carolina Workers' Compensation Commission approved revisions to its hospital inpatient and outpatient payment systems by adopting a prospective payment system for hospital inpatient, outpatient and ambulatory surgery center payments. Effective October 1, 2006, all inpatient and outpatient services, including procedures performed in ambulatory surgery centers, were to be paid at 140% of the Medicare payment, that is, the Medicare payment rate plus 40%. On September 29, 2006 eight ambulatory surgery centers and the Ambulatory Surgery Association filed suit challenging the revised ambulatory surgery center maximum allowable payments established by the South Carolina Workers' Compensation Commission.

ASC Lawsuit (PDF) April 17 2007

ASC Lawsuit Update  (PDF) August 1, 2007

SC Supreme Court Rules in favor of Workers' Compensation Commission (PDF) September 7, 2010

SC Supreme Court Denies Request for Rehearing in Ambulatory Surgery Centers (PDF) et al v SCWCC Litigation
October 6, 2010