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Autism Services

Effective on or after July 1, 2017, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) treatment services will be added to the South Carolina Medicaid State Plan.

ASD treatment services will be available both for fee-for-service (FFS) beneficiaries and for managed care organization (MCO) members.

Medical Necessity

Medically necessary ASD treatment services are available for Medicaid beneficiaries between the ages of 0 to 21 who have an established ASD diagnosis via a comprehensive psychological assessment.

Provider Enrollment 
Providers can begin the enrollment process on April 21, 2017. To enroll as an ASD provider in the South Carolina Medicaid program, the provider must qualify as a Licensed Independent Practitioner (LIP), Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) or Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA). In order to enroll as an Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) provider, the applicant must have a National Provider Identifier (NPI) number which can be obtained at , and complete the online Medicaid provider enrollment application with South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS). Once the online provider enrollment application has been submitted and screened, SCDHHS will contact the Administrative Service Organization (ASO), South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (SCDDSN). The ASO will review and approve prospective ABA providers.

On or after April 21, 2017, you may access the online enrollment application at begin enrolling as an ABA provider.  

If you are enrolling as an individual, the table below identifies fields that must be selected within the enrollment application.

Enrollment TypeProvider Type DescriptionSpecialty DescriptionTaxonomy Code
IndividualOther Medical Professionals

Board Certified

Behavioral Analyst

IndividualOther Medical ProfessionalsBoard Certified Assistant Behavioral Analyst106E00000X

If you are enrolling as a group practice, the table below identifies fields that must be selected within the enrollment application.

Enrollment TypeProvider Type DescriptionProvider SpecialtyTaxonomy Code
OrganizationGroupsMultiple Specialty Group193400000X

Enrolled Medicaid LIPs are also eligible to provide ASD services following registration in the ASD provider network through SCDDSN. To begin this process, contact the SCDHHS’ Division of Behavioral Health at Providers seeking to become LIPs should follow the procedures outlined in the LIP manual.  

Please visit for more information on provider enrollment.

Providers may also choose to contract and enroll with any of the state’s contracted MCOs. Providers must be enrolled with SCDHHS in order to participate with any of the MCOs. Providers can find contact information for each MCO at

Prior Authorization 
All ASD services for FFS beneficiaries must receive prior authorization through the SCDHHS ASO. 

Providers must verify eligibility and contact the applicable MCO for prior authorization, when required, before rendering services to MCO-enrolled beneficiaries. Both Medicaid and managed care eligibility can be verified at the SC Medicaid Web Portal,

Billable Codes 
As of July 1, 2017, the following codes will be billable for medically necessary ASD services rendered by enrolled ASD network providers. The fee schedule will be available on the SCDHHS website,, after April 21, 2017.

Procedure CodeService DescriptionQualifications
0359TBehavior Identification Assessment (ABA)BCBA/BCaBA
0368T & 0369TAdaptive Behavior Treatment with Protocol ModificationBCBA/BCaBA
0360T & 0361TObservational Behavioral Follow-up AssessmentBCaBA/RBT II (bachelor degree + RBT + 500 hours of line therapy experience)
0362T, 0363T 

0364T, 0365T
Exposure Behavioral Follow-up AssessmentRBT I (RBT certification)
Adaptive Behavior Treatment by Protocol
0370TFamily Adaptive Behavior Treatment GuidanceBCBA/BCaBA
H2019Therapeutic Behavioral Services (non-ABA)Ph.D./Psy.D., LISW, LMFT, LPC, LPES
90791Behavior Assessment (non-ABA)Ph.D./Psy.D., LISW, LMFT, LPC, LPES
96101Psychological TestingPh.D./Psy.D., LPES

Should you have any questions regarding this bulletin, please contact the SCDHHS Division of Behavioral Health at (803) 898-2565.

Thank you for your continued support of the South Carolina Healthy Connections Medicaid program.

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