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Proposed Public Notice for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services gives notice of the following proposed action regarding Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Services under the State Plan under Title XIX of the Social Security Act Medical Assistance Program (Medicaid).

Effective on or after July 1, 2017, SCDHHS proposes to amend the South Carolina Title XIX State Plan to include covered services for ASD. These services are intended to provide medically necessary treatment to individuals with a confirmed diagnosis of ASD. These services may be provided in the beneficiary's home, in a clinic, and in their community setting. ASD services would be available to medically eligible beneficiaries ages 0-21 and ASD services must be provided consistent with approved AMA CPT and HCSPCs code sets.

SCDHHS projects that based upon the proposed actions, annual aggregate Medicaid expenditures will increase by approximately $39.6 million (total dollars) in the initial year.

Copies of this notice are available at each County Department of Health and Human Services Office and at for public review. Additional information regarding this proposed action is available upon request at the address cited below.

Written comments may be sent to Division of Behavioral Health, 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 April 29, 2017.

Any written comments submitted may be reviewed by the public at the SCDHHS, Division of Behavioral Health, Jefferson Square Building, 1801 Main Street, Columbia, South Carolina, Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M.

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