Actions Regarding Intensive Family Services


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

Effective on or after January 1, 2015, SCDHHS proposes to amend the South Carolina Title XIX state plan to include Intensive Family Services (IFS) as a covered service. This service may be provided in the beneficiary's home and in their community setting. The service targets the family unit so as to promote positive treatment outcomes. This service is covered for beneficiaries ages 0-21.

Intensive Family Services must be provided consistent with approved AMA HCPCS code sets. SCDHHS projects that based upon the proposed actions, annual aggregate Medicaid expenditures are projected to increase by approximately $5,291,935 (total dollars).

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 Division of Behavioral Health, 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, November 26, 2014.

Any written comments submitted may be reviewed by the public at the SCDHHS, Division of Behavioral Health, 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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