Public Notice of Final Action for Emergency Ambulance Services Rate Increase


The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) gives notice of the following actions regarding rates for emergency ambulance services under the State Plan under Title XIX of the Social Security Act Medical Assistance Program (Medicaid).

Effective for services on or after July 1, 2022, SCDHHS will amend the South Carolina Title XIX State Plan to increase rates for the following emergency ambulance services:

Description Code Current Rate New Rate
Ground Mileage, per Statute Mile (ALS/BLS) A0425 $2.42 (per mile) $2.66 (per mile)
Emergency Transport, Advanced Life Support, Level 1 A0427 $158.96 (per trip) $170.00 (per trip)
Ambulance Service, Basic Life Support, Emergency Transport A0429 $126.82 (per trip) $139.50 (per trip)

Based on the actions above, SCDHHS anticipates a budget impact of approximately $375,000 per year in total dollars.


Copies of this notice are available at each South Carolina Healthy Connections Medicaid county office and at for public review. Additional information regarding these actions is available upon request at the address cited below.


Any written comments submitted may be reviewed by the public at the SCDHHS, Bureau of Policy, 1801 Main Street, Columbia, South Carolina, Monday through Friday between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

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