WHAT'S NEW

What's New

  • Enroll in Medicaid's New Provider Enrollment Portal +

    If you are a Medicaid provider and have not enrolled in Medicaid's new provider enrollment portal yet, you are at risk of not being reimbursed for services rendered in the near future. Read More
  • Expansion of Comprehensive Dental Care for Adults with I/DD +

    Act 450 of the 2021 Regular Session provides comprehensive dental care coverage for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) through Louisiana's Developmental Disabilities Waiver Programs. State funding has been Read More
  • Phase 4 of the Provider Relief Fund is Now Open +

    The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) opened Phase 4 of the Provider Relief Fund to applications beginning September 29 with a deadline of October 26. Eligible dental providers can Read More
  • Public Health Emergency EPSDT Dental Coverage Update +

    Effective 3/18/2020, LDH extended EPSDT dental benefits coverage to enrollees who reached age 21 during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. Effective February 1, 2022, LDH will end this extended benefit period Read More
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Act 450 of the 2021 Regular Session provides comprehensive dental care coverage for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) through Louisiana's Developmental Disabilities Waiver Programs. State funding has been received for implementation and the new coverage will begin on July 1, 2022. According to what we are being told by the LA Department of Health (LDH), if you are currently a credentialed Medicaid provider, you will be able to begin seeing these patients as of July 1. 

HB 55, now Act 366 of the 2022 Regular Session, adds certain I/DD adults residing in intermediate care facilities and group homes as recipients of Medicaid coverage for dental care. Again, according to LDH, this second group of qualifying adults will have coverage beginning Jan. 1, 2023.

The LDA is working with LDH and the Louisiana Dental Task Force to provide training to those interested dentists who would like the additional training. The LDA’s Last Chance Seminar December 9 in Baton Rouge will provide additional continuing education from Dr. Jacob Dent related to this topic. The LDH created a flyer for providers seeking to enroll in the Adult Waiver program. View the flyer by clicking here.

Read the LA Department of Health's informational bulletin for more information related to this additional coverage.
 
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(225) 926-1986  |  (800) 388-6642
 Fax (225) 926-1886
info@ladental.org