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Public Notice of Proposed Actions for Federally Qualified Health Care Centers (FQHCs)

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 proposed action regarding its methods and standards for setting payments for Federally Qualified Health Care Centers (FQHCs) 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 proposes to increase the July 1, 2016 FQHC Alternate Payment Methodology Prospective Payment System (APM PPS) rates by the calendar year 2017 Medicare Economic Index trend rate of 1.2%.

The SCDHHS is making the proposed change in order to ensure that the July 1, 2017 Medicaid FQHC APM PPS rates equal or exceed the Medicaid minimum FQHC baseline PPS rates.

The SCDHHS projects that based upon the proposed action, annual aggregate Medicaid fee for service expenditures will increase by approximately $150,000 total dollars.

Copies of this notice are available at each county SCDHHS office and at for public review. Additional information regarding this proposed action is available upon request at the address cited below.

Written comments may be sent to the Reimbursement Methodology and Policy Department, SCDHHS, Post Office Box 8206, Columbia, South Carolina 29202-8206. Comments may also be submitted to Written and e-mailed comments must be received by June 15, 2017.

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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