Public Notice of Proposed Action for the Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF) Rate Increase


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 proposed action regarding its methods and standards for setting payments for the Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities (PRTFs) under the State Plan under Title XIX of the Social Security Act Medical Assistance Program (Medicaid).

Effective for services provided on or after April 1, 2022, SCDHHS proposes to reimburse all contracting Medicaid PRTFs $500 per patient day for services provided to South Carolina Medicaid-eligible children. SCDHHS is making the proposed change in order to address the impact of market forces surrounding the SC Medicaid PRTF Program.

SCDHHS projects that based upon the proposed action, annual aggregate Medicaid fee for service expenditures will increase by approximately three million ($3,000,000) 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 this proposed action is available upon request at the address cited below.

Written comments may be sent to the Reimbursement Methodology and Policy Department, SCDHHS, Post Office Box 8206, Columbia, South Carolina 29202-8206. Comments may also be submitted to All comments must be received by March 26, 2022.

Any written comments submitted may be reviewed by the public at SCDHHS, Reimbursement Methodology and Policy Department, Room 400-52, 1801 Main Street, Columbia, South Carolina, Monday through Friday between 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

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