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Public Notice of Final Action for Rehabilitative Behavioral Health Services (RBHS) Rate Increases for Services Provided by Master’s Level Practitioners and Licensed Psychologists in Private Organizations

Effective on or after July 1, 2024, SCDHHS will increase rates for core RBHS provided by private master's level practitioners and licensed psychologists. The services impacted by this rate increase are denoted with an HO (master's level) or AH (licensed psychologist) modifier depending on provider type, include the following:

Service CodeService DefinitionRate on or after July 1, 2024
90791Diagnostic AssessmentHO = $161.55
AH = $235.86
90832Individual Psychotherapy - 30 min.HO = $39.14
AH = $57.15
90834Individual Psychotherapy - 45 min.HO = $78.29
AH = $114.30
90837Individual Psychotherapy - 60 min.HO = $117.43
AH = $171.45
90846Family Psychotherapy w/o Patient - 50 min.HO = $112.32
AH = $163.99
90847Family Psychotherapy w/ Patient - 50 min.HO = $112.32
AH = $163.99
90853Group TherapyHO = $17.48
AH = $25.52
H0031Mental Health Comprehensive Assessment - Follow-UpHO = $80.78
HA = $117.94
H0032Mental Health Service Plan DevelopmentHO = $8.44
AH = $12.32
H2011Crisis InterventionHO = $20.35
AH = $29.70

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 $299,000 (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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