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Medicaid dental care benefits legislation clears the Senate

Emily Boerger | Mar 5, 2019 | Hawaii

Adult Medicaid enrollees in Hawaii may soon receive expanded dental care benefits thanks to legislation recently passed off the State Senate Floor. Since 2009, dental coverage for adults enrolled in Hawaii’s Medicaid program has been limited to emergency care. But SB 467, introduced by Senators Russell Ruderman and Stanley Chang,...[ Read More ]

Dentegra named an "apparently successful bidder" in Medicaid dental RFP

Marjie High | Aug 3, 2018 | Washington

Dentegra, together with Amerigroup (partnered with DentaQuest) and MCNA Dental, was named by the Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) an “Apparently Successful Bidder” to provide managed dental care to Washington Medicaid enrollees this week. Dentegra, a partnership between the Arcora Foundation, Delta Dental of Washington, and Delta Dental of California, will...[ Read More ]

Dental Integration into CCOs Expected to Jumpstart Evolution

| Jan 16, 2014 | Oregon

Dental care has always been regarded as the ugly duckling of medical care: no one likes going to the dentist, and dental programs that are part of state Medicaid programs often lag behind physical and mental health programs when it comes to funding. The billing codes for dental care are...[ Read More ]

Opinion: Access to dental care depends on your zip code

| Apr 8, 2013 | Washington

In March, a prominent annual assessment of health showed just how starkly different life can be county to county, state to state.  It demonstrates that your ZIP code can dictate how long and how well you live. But it also shatters the argument that a dental shortage doesn’t exist in...[ Read More ]

Mid-level dental providers: Innovation Washington Needs

DJ Wilson | Dec 26, 2012 | Alaska, Washington

It’s not often that you get a chance to see the future. Recently, however, we were invited on an educational trip to Alaska, where we saw the future of dental practice. There, mid-level dental providers known as dental therapists are extending high-quality preventive and routine care to tens of thousands...[ Read More ]