Louisiana Medicaid dental care coverage expanding

The Louisiana Department of Health announced, Louisiana Medicaid is growing detailed dental care to grown ups ages 21 and more mature with mental or developmental disabilities who are enrolled in the New Possibilities Waiver, Residential Options Waiver or the Supports Waiver.

LDH reported the coverage will incorporate diagnostic products and services, preventive solutions, restorative solutions, endodontics, periodontics, prosthodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics, and unexpected emergency care.

“Oral health is significant to our over-all health, shaping our bodily and mental properly-being at every single age. This enlargement of coverage will improve the health and well-getting of Louisianans with mental or developmental disabilities by delivering regimen and preventive dental treatment,” explained LDH Secretary Dr. Courtney Phillips. “Providing complete dental expert services for those people who are enrolled in the New Possibilities Waiver, Residential Solutions Waiver or the Supports Waiver will assistance people maintain very good oral health and avert major health concerns in the foreseeable future.”

Gov. John Bel Edwards signed Act 450 bill into regulation in June 2021 which produced the new expanded coverage attainable.

For questions about coverage, people enrolled should attain out to their dental health plan at 1-800-685-0143 for DentaQuest and 1-855-702-6262 for MNCA Dental.

The new dental protection will become successful July 1.