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Posted on: August 30, 2018

Texas Health and Human Service Commission Conducts Survey on Adult Medicaid Dental Services

Office of the Governor

House Bill 3295 and Rider 188 from the 85th Legislature, Regular Session, requires that HHSC conduct a study on the provision of dental services to adults with disabilities under the Medicaid program. The report, due no later than December 1, 2018, is to contain the results of the study and recommendations for improving access to dental services in the community and reducing provision of dental services during emergency room visits to adults with disabilties who are receiving services under the Medicaid program.

The study is required to review:

  • types of dental services provided and available
  • cost limitations or caps of dental benefits and services
  • unique considerations in providing services to adults with disabilities
  • alternative sources of dental care (such as pro bono)
  • availability of dentists participating in Medicaid
  • emergency room visits associated with dental needs
  • members who have dental coverage and extent of coverage

To gather information for this study, HHSC is conducting a 3-question survey related to adults with disabilities who receive Medicaid. Your assistance will provide your personal perspective on areas such as dental services you find to be essential for adults with disabilities, unique considerations you feel should be brought to their attention in providing dental services to adults with disabilities (you can give examples), and other non-Medicaid options you use for dental care. Click on the link below to take the survey:

Take the Survey

Your participation in this survey will provide valuable feedback for the report that will be delivered to the governor, legislature, and Legislative Budget Board on programs in Medicaid that provide community services for adults with disabilities.

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