MO HealthNet (Medicaid): The MDA is grateful Governor Parson has included a $5 million increase for Dental Medicaid benefits in his Fiscal Year 2023 budget recommendations. We look forward to learning how these funds will be allocated, while we continue to advocate for an increase to Medicaid reimbursement rates. The MDA is collaborating with the Missouri Coalition for Oral Health, Missouri Primary Care Association and other oral health stakeholders to promote the inclusion of certain adult dental Medicaid services currently not covered.
Other Dental Programs: We appreciate consideration of maintaining current funding for the following:
- Dental Lifeline Network/Donated Dental Services: $90,000
- Elks Mobile Dental: $200,000
- State Dental Director: $70,000