Final Public Notice for SCDMH Clinic Services


The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS), pursuant to the requirements of Section 1902(a)(13)(A) of the Social Security Act, gives notice of the following action regarding its methods and standards for paying providers under the State Plan under Title XIX of the Social Security Act Medical Assistance Program (Medicaid).

Effective for services provided on or after July 1, 2016, the SCDHHS will amend the South Carolina (SC) Title XIX State Plan by rebasing the South Carolina Department of Mental Health (SCDMH) clinic rates using the state fiscal year ending June 30, 2015 cost report data. The SFY 2015 clinic unit rates will then be trended to the annual payment period using the midpoint to midpoint trending methodology.

The agency will implement the above action in order to update the prospective SCDMH clinic rates using the most recent cost report data available.

The SCDHHS projects that based upon the action noted above, annual aggregate Medicaid fee for service expenditures will increase by approximately $1,400,000 (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 concerning the 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 Ancillary Reimbursements, Room 1209, 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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