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Public Notice of Final Action for Therapeutic Child Care Rate Increase

The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) gives notice of the following actions regarding rates for therapeutic child care services under the State Plan under Title XIX of the Social Security Act Medical Assistance Program (Medicaid).

Effective for services on or after Oct. 1, 2022, SCDHHS will amend the South Carolina Title XIX State Plan to increase rates for the following services:


DescriptionCodeCurrent RateNew Rate
Therapeutic Child Care Individual (Master’s Level)H2037 U2$9.93$19.86
Therapeutic Child Care Individual (Bachelor’s Level)H2037 U3$9.00$18.00
Therapeutic Child CareGroup (Master’s Level)H2037 U7$4.96$9.92
Therapeutic Child Care Group (Bachelor’s Level)H2037 U8$4.50$9.00


These rates are being increased to support the provider network and ensure access to care for these services.

Based on the actions above, SCDHHS anticipates a budget impact of approximately $1,285,623 per year in total dollars:

  • $1,247,055 managed care organizations
  • $38,568 fee-for-service

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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