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Medication Assisted Treatment Services via Telemedicine

Effective for dates of service on or after Jan. 1, 2018, and pursuant to South Carolina Budget Proviso 117.135, Section A, the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) will accept Act 301 Behavioral Health Centers (301 Centers) as approved referring sites for Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) services rendered via telemedicine consultation.

A consulting physician, located remotely, will have the ability to evaluate and treat patients located at 301 Centers through the use of HIPAA-compliant telecommunications equipment and secure connections, for the purpose of prescribing and managing MAT.

This policy applies to 301 Centers only and includes the following codes:

CPT Code:Code Description:
99203Office or other outpatient visits (new patient)
99213Office or other outpatient visits (established patient)
90791Psychiatric diagnostic interview examination, no medical services
90792Psychiatric diagnostic interview examination, w/ medical services
HCPCS Code:Code Description:
Q3014Telehealth originating site facility fee

Please refer any questions or concerns regarding this bulletin to the Provider Service Center at (888) 289-0709.

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


Joshua D. Baker

Interim Director

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