Final Eating Disorder Public Notice

PUBLIC NOTICE: 
SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

PUBLIC NOTICE

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) gives notice of the following actions regarding the eating disorder treatment services under Title XIX of the Social Security Act Medical Assistance Program (Medicaid).

Effective on or after July 1, 2015, SCDHHS will amend the South Carolina Title XIX State Plan to include eating disorder treatment as a covered service. This service is intended to provide medically necessary treatment to individuals with a confirmed diagnosis of a DSM V eating disorder. These services are available to medically eligible beneficiaries ages 0-21. Eating Disorder Services provided must be consistent with approved AMA CPT and HCSPCs code sets.

SCDHHS projects that based upon this action, annual total Medicaid expenditures will increase by approximately $420,000.

Copies of this notice are available at each County Department of Health and Human Services Office and at www.scdhhs.gov for public review. Additional information regarding this action is available upon request at the address cited below.

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.

Christian L. Soura
Director
Department of Health and Human Services

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