Questions and answers

Does Medicaid cover dental for adults 2021?

Does Medicaid cover dental for adults 2021?

Dental coverage is the Number One request that we receive from our adult Medicaid members. We are excited to announce that starting July 1, 2021, adults receiving full Medicaid benefits are eligible for comprehensive dental care, giving them access to more services and provider choices through DentaQuest.

Does Michigan Medicaid cover dental and vision?

The answer is yes, you can. Michigan Medicaid will cover medically necessary dental procedures, so there is no time like right now to get the dental care you need.

What is the number to dental for Medicaid in Michigan?

866-558- 0280
Before you receive treatment, tell the dentist that you are in the Healthy Michigan Plan dental program and that they may call Customer Service at 866-558- 0280 for additional information and billing assistance.

Do dentists accept Medicaid?

How many dentists accept Medicaid? As of 2019, approximately 43 percent of dentists in the U.S. accept Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Medicaid acceptance varies by dentist gender, age, specialty, and the state in which they practice.

Will Medicaid pay for dental implants?

Unfortunately, neither Medicare nor Medicaid covers dental implants for low-income families or seniors in our state. This is a major problem as many seniors suffer from severe dental problems and have no means of remedying them without health insurance covering them.

Will Medicaid pay for dentures?

YES. Medicaid pays for both full and partial dentures when you need dentures to help with a serious health condition or a condition that affects your ability to go to work. Medicaid does NOT replace dentures for at least eight years.

What is covered under Michigan Medicaid?

Medicaid and MIChild cover medically necessary services such as:

  • ambulance.
  • chiropractic.
  • dental.
  • doctor visits.
  • emergency services.
  • family planning.
  • hearing and speech services.
  • home health care.

Does Aetna dental cover tooth implants?

Most of Aetna’s traditional medical plans do cover replacement of teeth as a result of a non-biting injury. These plans do cover the replacement of teeth whether accomplished by fixed or removable prostheses or by surgical placement of a dental implant body.

Can dental implants be considered medically necessary?

Are dental implants medically necessary? When you need to preserve a diseased tooth with proper oral hygiene, and it hasn’t helped, dental implants can be considered medically necessary.

Does Medicaid pay for dentures in Michigan?

Although you are eligible to get dentures (complete or partial), there is no way to get them due to the low Medicaid fee screen. Dentists cannot afford to provide them at the Medicaid fee screen level.