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, revised methodology for measuring dentist participation in Medicaid, 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.
- Dentist participation in Medicaid: how should it be measured? Does it matter? (PDF) Research Brief
- Reimbursement rates for child and adult dental services in Medicaid by state (PDF) Infographic plus data tables in Excel
- Comparative Analysis of Dental Procedure Mix in Public and Private Dental Benefits Programs (JADA)
Marko Vujicic, PhD, Chief Economist & Vice President, ADA Health Policy Institute
Chelsea Fosse, DMD, MPH, Senior Health Policy Analyst, ADA Health Policy Institute