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Public Notice of Final Actions for Pharmacy Prescription Limit

The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) gives notice of the following actions regarding the monthly prescription limit under the State Plan under Title XIX of the Social Security Act Medical Assistance Program (Medicaid).

SCDHHS will amend the South Carolina Title XIX State Plan to remove the limitation that adult beneficiaries only receive four prescriptions per month. The amendment is to apply to dates of service on or after July 1, 2017.

SCDHHS estimates an initial budget impact of approximately $750,000 annually for the fee-for-service pharmacy benefit. The costs of enhancing prescription coverage will be substantially offset by rebates due from pharmaceutical manufacturers and healthcare costs savings as beneficiaries are avoiding more costly modes of care.

Copies of this notice are available at each County SCDHHS Office and at for 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, Office of Health Programs, 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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