Low-income clinics seek to close disparities in dental health among West Virginians

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (WV News) — Adult Medicaid recipients in West Virginia have had access to dental benefits since Jan. 1, but agencies providing services to uninsured and underinsured patients say the need far exceeds the benefits that were made available.

A new law passed in the 2020 legislative session expanded Medicaid in West Virginia to provide $1,000 in dental coverage per year for Medicaid members 21 and older. The coverage includes emergent procedures, as well as diagnostic, preventative and restorative services, with prior authorization.

The need for affordable dental care for low-income West Virginians remains high, however, according to Health Access Executive Director Josh Brown.

Source: Low-income clinics seek to close disparities in dental health among West Virginians / WV News

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