TITLE

MEDICAID: State and Federal Actions Have Been Taken to Improve Children's Access to Dental Services, but Gaps Remain

PUB. DATE
October 2009
SOURCE
GAO Reports;10/7/2009, preceding p1
SOURCE TYPE
Government Documents
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) which examines the state strategies and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) actions since 2007 to improve access to dental care for children in Medicaid and surveyed all state Medicaid programs. These programs, reportedly, use multiple strategies but certain problems persist. GAO recommends that CMS must review and strengthen dental services in states with low utilization rates.
ACCESSION #
45668886

 

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