Medicaid Coverage by State
The Medicaid Adult Dental Coverage Checker is an interactive tool for policymakers, administrators, and advocates to easily understand where a given state’s Medicaid adult dental benefits package falls on a continuum from no dental benefits to extensive benefits, helping them identify areas for improvement and expansion. It looks at coverage of specific procedures and services, including allowed frequency, in eight service categories that are most commonly reimbursed by employer-based dental benefit plans and are critical to maintaining lifelong oral health.
The Coverage Checker was developed by leading oral health organizations, including CareQuest Institute. These organizations collaborated to create an updated evidence-based definition of an extensive Medicaid adult dental benefit. The group then developed a consensus-driven assessment survey, completed by state dental directors, to collect detailed information about adult dental benefits offered through the Medicaid program in each state. The Coverage Checker compiles this data and makes it easy to interact with and analyze.
The Coverage Checker sets a new standard for administrators, policymakers, and advocates in designing and refining dental benefits in Medicaid that meet the oral health needs of low-income adults across the US.
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