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Public Notice of Final Action for Early Intervention/Family Training Services Program Rate Increase

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 action regarding its methods and standards for setting payments for the Early Intervention/Family Training Services Program 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, 2020, SCDHHS will increase the Early Intervention/Family Training Services rates by $.22 per 15-minute unit. The new Early Intervention/Family Training Services rates will be as follows:

  • Private and Governmental Providers – Birth up to Age 3 - $23.74
    • South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind - Ages 3 through 6 - $27.95
    • South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs – Ages 3 through 6 - $25.54

SCDHHS will also provide for a one-time supplemental payment to each impacted provider to reimburse incurred claims beginning January 1, 2020, and ending June 30, 2020, to reflect the $.22 per 15-minute unit increase in the service rates.

SCDHHS projects that based upon the above action, annual aggregate Medicaid fee-for-service expenditures will increase by approximately $190,000 (total dollars).

Copies of this notice are available at each South Carolina Healthy Connections Medicaid county office and at www.scdhhs.govfor public review. Additional information regarding this action is available upon request at the address cited below.

Any written comments submitted may be reviewed by the public at the SCDHHS, Reimbursement Methodology and Policy Department, Room 1219, 1801 Main Street, Columbia, South Carolina, Monday through Friday between 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

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