October 29, 2015

State of Alabama
Press Release: Medicaid

Dental workgroup presents report to Governor, State Legislature

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Alabama Medicaid should continue the current system of dental care while seeking additional input from state dental providers and evaluating various options, according to a report presented to Governor Robert Bentley and the state Legislature on October 1.

The report was a requirement of a 2013 state law creating Regional Care Organizations.  The report reflects several months’ effort by a workgroup of dental providers and organizations, plus physician groups, consumers and others who were tasked in the law with evaluating the current Medicaid dental program.

The group was formed in the summer of 2015 and met during August and September. During the study period, the group heard presentations about Medicaid dental programs in other states and examined various models of care, including managed care, fee-for-service and hybrid models.

The group’s report, presentations and membership are available on the Agency’s website by clicking here



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