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Public Notice of Final Actions for the South Carolina Department of Mental Health (SCDMH) Clinic Rates

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 paying providers 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, 2017, the SCDHHS will amend the South Carolina (SC) Title XIX State Plan by updating the July 1, 2016 South Carolina Department of Mental Health (SCDMH) clinic rates via the application of the calendar year 2017 Medicare Economic Index (MEI) trend rate.

The SCDHHS will implement the above action in order to update the prospective SCDMH clinic rates using the most recent MEI trend rate available.

The SCDHHS projects that based upon the action noted above, annual aggregate Medicaid fee for service expenditures will increase by approximately $300,000 (total dollars).

Copies of this notice are available at each County SCDHHS Office and at for public review. Additional information concerning the 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 1226, 1801 Main Street, Columbia, South Carolina, Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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