Monday, November 3, 2014

HCPF updates children's dental benefits

The final version of the Dental Services for Children rule, which outlines the revised children’s dental benefit, passed its final reading for permanent adoption at the Medical Services Board (MSB) meeting on October 10, 2014 and will be effective on November 30, 2014. The final version will be made available on the Code of Colorado Regulations website here, scroll to section 8.201 of the rule. The final rule includes many of the provisions that the Department worked out through its stakeholder collaborative process and the rule making process.

The DentaQuest Medicaid Dental Provider Office Reference Manual (ORM) will also be updated to reflect the revised children’s dental benefits and published within the coming weeks on the DentaQuest Colorado Providers website. Until the new rule takes effect at the end of November, the Department and DentaQuest are continuing to administer the children’s dental benefit as we were prior to July 1, 2014. The Department would like to thank all the dental providers, community members and advocates who assisted the Department in revising its children’s dental policies.

To learn more, go to the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing.

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