Medicaid reimbursement for pediatric dental services not keeping up with inflation | Dr. Bicupid

January 13, 2015 — Over the past 10 years, Medicaid reimbursement rates for pediatric dental services have not kept up with inflation, but private insurance rates in most states have seen inflation-related adjustments, according to a new report from the ADA Health Policy Institute.

Reimbursement levels are important to ensure Medicaid beneficiaries can access dental care, the authors noted.

“Understanding the trends in dental care reimbursement is important since financial incentives are a key factor in driving dentist participation in dental benefits plans — public and private — and, ultimately, dental care utilization,” wrote authors Kamyar Nasseh, PhD, and Marko Vujicic, PhD.

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