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Public Notice of Final Action for Multisystemic Therapy

The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) gives notice of the following actions regarding implementation of Multisystemic Therapy (MST) for children and adolescents under the State Plan under Title XIX of the Social Security Act Medical Assistance Program (Medicaid).

Effective on or after Jan. 1, 2024, SCDHHS will amend the South Carolina Title XIX State Plan to add coverage of and reimbursement methodology for MST under rehabilitative behavioral health services. The following rates will apply:

ServiceService Description Rate
Multisystemic Therapy (MST) Intensive, evidence-based family and community-based treatment that addresses the externalizing behaviors of youth between the ages of 11 - 18 who are at high risk of out-of-home placement or who are returning home from a higher level of care. $309.56 per diem

SCDHHS is making these changes to support access to behavioral health services, enhance the state’s provider network, and ensure services are delivered effectively.

Based on the actions above, SCDHHS projects a budget impact of approximately $427,936 total dollars per year.

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

Any written comments submitted may be reviewed by the public at SCDHHS, Bureau of Policy, 1801 Main Street, Columbia, South Carolina, Monday through Friday between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

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