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Proposed Actions for the South Carolina Department of Mental Health (SCDMH) Clinic Rates

The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS), pursuant to the requirements of Section 1902(a)(13)(A) of the Social Security Act, gives notice of the following proposed action regarding its methods and standards for paying providers under the State Plan under Title XIX of the Social Security Act Medical Assistance Program (Medicaid).

Effective for services provided on or after July 1, 2017, the SCDHHS proposes to amend the South Carolina (SC) Title XIX state plan by updating the July 1, 2016 South Carolina Department of Mental Health (SCDMH) clinic rates via the application of the calendar year 2017 Medicare Economic Index (MEI) trend rate.

The SCDHHS proposes to implement the above action in order to update the prospective SCDMH clinic rates using the most recent MEI trend rate available.

The SCDHHS projects that based upon the proposed action noted above, annual aggregate Medicaid fee for service expenditures will increase by approximately $300,000 (total dollars).

Copies of this notice are available at each County SCDHHS Office and at for public review. Additional information concerning the proposed action is available upon request at the address cited below.

Written comments may be sent to the Reimbursement Methodology and Policy Department, SCDHHS, Post Office Box 8206, Columbia, South Carolina 29202-8206. Comments may also be submitted to Written and e-mailed comments must be received by close of business June 15, 2017.

Any written comments submitted may be reviewed by the public at the SCDHHS, Reimbursement Methodology and Policy Department, Room 1226, 1801 Main Street, Columbia, South Carolina, Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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