Medicaid is a government-funded program that provides health and dental coverage to millions of Americans. People who can be covered by Medicaid include children, the elderly, pregnant women, people with low income, and those with disabilities.
While Medicaid is most often associated with health insurance, many people don’t realize that Medicaid also covers dental care.
Does everyone on Medicaid receive dental care?
Under Medicaid, all states are required to provide basic dental coverage for children. Each state can decide if they want to provide coverage for adults, as well.
What types of dental services are covered under Medicaid?
For children, Medicaid covers tooth pain and infections, restoration of teeth, and maintenance of dental health. The range of services covered can vary based upon where you live. Check with your state to see what dental coverage is provided.
How can I find out if I’m eligible for Medicaid?
To see if you or your child is eligible for Medicaid, simply visit Healthcare.gov. You’ll find out whether you are eligible for Medicaid. If you are, you can easily start the application process.
Do all dentists accept Medicaid?
No. Because dentists are only reimbursed for a small portion of the services performed under Medicaid, not all dentists accept it as a form of coverage.
Where can my kids receive dental care if they have Medicaid?
What if my children don’t qualify for Medicaid, but I still can’t afford quality dental care for them?
If your children do not qualify for Medicaid, they still might be eligible for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Like Medicaid, CHIP benefits differ according to each state.
Learn more about CHIP, including how to apply for coverage. Additionally, some dental offices accept other forms of payment that can make your child’s dental care affordable for you.
Although we proudly accept Medicaid at each Kool Smiles location, your kids don’t need any type of coverage at all to be treated by our dentists. Patients may pay by cash, credit card, or CareCredit. We also accept TRICARE and most forms of major insurance.
If you have any questions about your Medicaid coverage and how your children can receive dental treatment at Kool Smiles, just give us a call today, and we’ll be happy to talk to you about your options.
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