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Updates to State Plan Emergency Ambulance Service Rates


The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) is increasing reimbursement rates for specific emergency ambulance services included in this bulletin.

Rate Increases for Emergency Ambulance Services

Effective July 1, 2022, reimbursement for the below-listed codes will be increased as follows:

DescriptionCodeCurrent RateNew Rate
Ground Mileage, per Statute Mile (ALS/BLS)A0425$2.42 (per mile)$2.66 (per mile)
Emergency Transport, Advanced Life Support, Level 1A0427$158.96 (per trip)$170 (per trip)
Ambulance Service, Basic Life Support, Emergency TransportA0429$126.82 (per trip)$139.50 (per trip)

The new rates will be reflected on the SCDHHS Ambulance Fee Schedule by July 1, 2022.

Providers should direct any questions related to this bulletin to the Provider Service Center at (888) 289-0709.  The Provider Service Center’s hours of operation are 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Thursday and 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday.

Thank you for your continued support of the South Carolina Healthy Connections Medicaid program.

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