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State should increase Medicaid reimbursement rates for dental care, according to Oral Health Partnership

The head of a Brown County dental nonprofit said a Medicaid reimbursement pilot program has helped them and should be expanded. The state’s 2015-17 budget provided funding to double Medicaid reimbursement rates for pediatric dental services and adult emergency dental services in Brown, Marathon, Polk and Racine counties. DHS implemented the program in October 2016. […]

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Panelists debate how to increase dental care access

Access to adequate dental care remains an issue for many in the state, especially its most vulnerable residents. A Wisconsin Health News panel this week in Madison examined what’s being done to address the challenge as well as the implications of unmet oral health needs.
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