Dr. Tran Tran, who runs a Cleveland dental office, says that he has found himself paying for treatments with Medicaid dental benefits.
He said that Medicaid allows him to cover up to $500 in out-of-pocket expenses if his practice doesn’t offer the necessary treatment.
Trans office doesn’t currently offer dental care under the state’s Medicaid program.
But he said that he wants to find out if Medicaid coverage is necessary for his practice to remain viable, so he is paying for the procedure himself.
Dr. Tramontin is an associate professor of dental surgery at the University of Kentucky School of Dentistry.
His research focuses on the health and outcomes of oral health care.
He also said that if Medicaid were expanded, it would help lower the cost of dental care, and that dental services would become available to everyone.
He says that if a dentist were to accept Medicaid, he would likely be covered by the program, but he is not sure if that is the case for all of his dental patients.
Dr Tran said that his practice has a few dental assistants who are currently eligible for Medicaid coverage, but they have not yet enrolled.
He said that those dental assistants have not been able to afford the $500 out- of-pocket cost for his procedure.
He is also worried that dental care providers could opt to opt out of the Medicaid program, because that would limit the number of dental patients who can be treated.
For more information on Medicaid coverage and dental care: http://healthcare.kynect.org/HealthCare/Medicaid-MedicaidExpansion-and-Dental-In-Depth