Medicaid adult dental reimbursement

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By Joanne E. Fontana, Catherine E. Lewis, Tory Carver | 09 May 2019
Adult dental benefits under Medicaid vary by state, ranging from no coverage to comprehensive coverage of all classes of service. As an optional benefit, Medicaid adult dental benefits are subject to change with state budgets, leading to uneven dental coverage over time. This paper explores the relationships among a state’s adult Medicaid dental benefit, provider reimbursement, and dental care utilization rates.