A Comparison of Medicaid Dental Claims Data in 2 States with Different Adult Dental Benefits

OHWRC is analyzing Medicaid dental claims data in comparable years from 2 states with different adult dental benefits. The Medicaid dental benefit for adults varies widely across states. Some states narrowly cover treatment of dental pain and infection for adults, while other states offer more comprehensive adult benefits. This variation will permit an assessment of utilization patterns of oral health services by Medicaid-insured people in each state and a comparison of the effects of expanded or restricted Medicaid dental benefits.

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