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Missouri Adds Adult Dental Benefit to Medicaid Program

May 21, 2014

Adult Medicaid enrollees in Missouri will enjoy greater access to dental care under the recently signed state budget. The Missouri Dental Association worked with the legislature to direct limited funding to specific dental procedures in order to bolster the adult dental program. As a result, Missouri Medicaid will increase the reimbursement rate for providers for the specified services to an average of 60 percent UCR (usual customary rate) — that's approximately a 20 percent increase over the current rates.