Public Notice of Final Actions for the Update of Periodicity Schedules

PUBLIC NOTICE: 
SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) gives notice of the following actions regarding the update of Periodicity Schedules under the State Plan under Title XIX of the Social Security Act Medical Assistance Program (Medicaid).
 
Effective on or after April 1, 2018, SCDHHS will amend the South Carolina Title XIX state plan to update the medical and dental periodicity schedules to align with nationally recognized guidelines. The objective of this action is to a) ensure compliance with 42 CFR 441 subpart B, b) facilitate objective compliance monitoring; c) align SCDHHS medical coverage with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Bright Futures Recommendations for Preventative Pediatric Health Care, d) enhance the Oral Health section of the Periodicity Schedule for medical providers, and e) align SCDHHS dental coverage with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommendations on Periodicity of Examination, Preventive Dental Services, Anticipatory Guidance and Oral Treatment for Infants, Children and Adolescents.
 
The SCDHHS projects that based on the above action, there will be a minimal budget impact.
 
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, Office of Health Programs, 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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