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Public Notice of Proposed Actions for the Update of Periodicity Schedules

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

Effective on or after April 1, 2018, SCDHHS proposes to amend the South Carolina Title XIX state plan to update the medical and dental periodicity schedules to align with nationally recognized guidelines. The objective of this proposed action is to a) ensure compliance with 42 CFR 441 subpart B, b) facilitate objective compliance monitoring; c) align SCDHHS medical coverage with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Bright Futures Recommendations for Preventative Pediatric Health Care, d) enhance the Oral Health section of the Periodicity Schedule for medical providers, and e) align SCDHHS dental coverage with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommendations on Periodicity of Examination, Preventive Dental Services, Anticipatory Guidance and Oral Treatment for Infants, Children and Adolescents.

The SCDHHS projects based on the above proposed action, there will be a minimal budget impact.

Copies of this notice are available at each County Department of Health and Human Services 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 Office of Health Programs, 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 close of business March 23, 2018.

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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