The organizations urged that dental services be included in state Access Monitoring Plans that must be submitted to CMS by July 1, 2016. A number of additional recommendations were made related to market-based reimbursements and measuring patient utilization via Dental Quality Alliance measures. Effective CMS oversight of Medicaid is even more important given the 2015 Supreme Court decision denying health care providers the right to sue Medicaid to seek judicial enforcement of the "equal access" provision in the Medicaid law.
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SOURCE: American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry