Oklahoma supplying more dental care benefits to SoonerCare members

OKLAHOMA Town (KFOR) – As far more Oklahomans are eligible for health positive aspects beneath Oklahoma’s Medicaid enlargement program, the Oklahoma Health Care Authority suggests it is also supplying further dental added benefits to all grownup SoonerCare associates.

The gain will enable members to get preventive treatment like cleanings, fluoride, and periodontal scaling, exams, x-rays, fillings, and partial or whole dentures.

“The potential to provide these benefits will be crucial to enhancing oral health outcomes for SoonerCare members,” explained OHCA Dental Director, Dr. Karen Luce. “The over-all health, which include oral health, of parents affects the health of small children into adulthood. Improving oral health of caretakers can guide to a more healthy more successful society for foreseeable future generations.” 

Officials say that devoid of dental care, some users go through from serious bacterial infections and suffering, which generally prospects to high-priced emergency room visits.

Non-exempt SoonerCare adult customers will be charged a $4 copay for each stop by for dental products and services. There is no copay for crisis dental products and services. Copays are owing at the time of the visit.

People today exempted from grownup dental solutions copays contain pregnant women, institutionalized men and women, men and women obtaining hospice care, American Indians/Alaskan Natives who obtain or have ever received solutions furnished by an Indian health care company or via referral underneath deal health providers, men and women receiving Medicaid coverage for breast and cervical most cancers, people today below age 21. Suppliers cannot deny provider primarily based on a member’s incapacity to pay out the copay. 

To study far more about SoonerCare dental advantages, go to the OHCA website.