Data-Driven Insights on Medicaid Dental Care Programs: New Research from HPI
(October 2021 - 59 min)
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In this webinar, HPI discussed new analyses on Medicaid programs in the U.S., including updated comparisons of Medicaid reimbursement to private dental insurance rates for child and adult services, revised methodology for measuring dentist participation in Medicaid and the number of Medicaid patients served, and dental care use patterns among Medicaid-insured versus privately insured children and adults. Our research is based on newly available data sources and really underscores how different the Medicaid landscape is for children compared to adults and how much work needs to be done to improve adult dental coverage in Medicaid.
Marko Vujicic, PhD, Chief Economist & Vice President, ADA Health Policy Institute
Chelsea Fosse, DMD, MPH, Senior Health Policy Analyst, ADA Health Policy Institute