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Dental Access Partners and Minnesota Dental Association Send Letter to Sen. Michelle Benson Urging Her to Support Dental Provisions Being Debated


MINNEAPOLIS, June 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Dental Access Partners (DAP) and Minnesota Dental Association (MDA) shared the following letter with Senator Benson regarding the dental proposals currently being negotiated between Senator Benson, the House, and the Governor's office.

For over a decade, dental advocates, DHS and some lawmakers have been split on how to address our broken Medicaid dental program. We have repeatedly been told through the years by decision makers that dental advocates need to work out their differences and find compromise in order to get something substantial done for this program. That's exactly what we did this year. It took weekly meetings since March of 2020 to settle on a set of new policies to solve long standing, well-documented problems with administrative structure, an unethical benefit set, and woefully low reimbursements.

This proposal finally attempts meaningful changes in our Medicaid dental program. It will benefit Minnesotans enrolled in MHCP programs. These rate and administrative changes will be auditable and provide reasonable information to providers, regulators and legislators. The time is now to make these very important changes; anything less are just band-aids for a broken system. We collectively believe that this proposal will allow more dentists in private practice and safety-net clinics to participate which will have a positive impact on access to dental care and improve oral health outcomes.

The Minnesota Dental Association is a statewide professional membership organization representing Minnesota-licensed dentists and dental students, with a membership of over 3,000 dentists.

Dental Access Partners is an advocacy partnership between Apple Tree Dental, Hennepin Healthcare and Community Dental Care ? three of Minnesota's most essential critical access dental providers.

SOURCE Minnesota Dental Association


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