Effective for dates of service on or after October 15, 2012, the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) will increase the rate for Synagis® to the current Average Wholesale Price (AWP) minus 18%.  The new rate for the 100mg vial will be $2,339.98 up from $2,192.89.  The 50mg vial will be reimbursed at $1,239.20 up from $1,161.31.


SCDHHS will continue to utilize the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) 2012 guidelines for the administration of Synagis®.  The AAP guidelines are available at  Prior approval by the SCDHHS Medical Director will still be required for any request to administer Synagis outside of the AAP guidelines.


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