Medicaid Dental System an Ongoing Challenge

While Texas works to fix a system that allowed dental clinics to charge the state millions of dollars in questionable Medicaid bills, dental providers say impoverished Texas children do not have adequate access to care and that the state’s rocky transition to Medicaid managed care is compounding the problem. 

Concerns over the system will be addressed Friday, when the state’s Health and Human Services Commission holds a "dental stakeholders" meeting in Austin. Dr. John Roberts, the dental director for CHIP and Medicaid at HHSC, said the dental directors of managed care health plans, members of state government and ...

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