Effective July 1, 2017, the South Carolina Title XIX State Plan included covered autism spectrum disorder (ASD) services for medically-eligible individuals up to 21 years old.
These services are intended to provide medically-necessary and evidence-based behavioral and psychological treatment to individuals with a confirmed diagnosis of ASD. These services may be provided in the member's home, in their community, in their school or in a psychiatric residential treatment facility (PRTF).
Members: How to Receive ASD Services
Medicaid ASD services are based on medical necessity. In order to apply for Healthy Connections Medicaid ASD treatment services, the following information is required:
- Healthy Connections Medicaid member identification (ID) number
- Beneficiary age between 0-21
- Comprehensive assessment report with established diagnosis of ASD
Please contact an ASD provider directly to assist in requesting an authorization for ASD program services.
Become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Board certified behavior analysts are in high demand to serve individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.
Who is Eligible?
Any South Carolina resident with a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree may apply to these 2-year programs.