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Minnesota Bill May Increase Dental Reimbursement Rates

Minnesota may enact sweeping changes to dental reimbursement rates.

The Minnesota Dental Association is in favor of new legislation that would update the Minnesota Medical Assistance base reimbursement rate to 75 percent of the 2011 median dental fee schedule.

If this update were to occur, it would be the first time the reimbursement rate would be updated in almost 15 years.

“The proposed legislation would bring dental fee reimbursement rates in line with current dental fee schedules,” Michael Flynn, president of the MDA, said in a press release. “The current rate of reimbursement for MA providers is based on the 1989 fee schedule, which is woefully inadequate for providers striving to meet the needs of Minnesota’s public program patients.”

This legislation was created to fix the current system in place because many new medical assistance patients are going to enter the system based on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

There’s no timetable on when the new legislation would come into effect.

The Wednesday Watch

Exclusive Interview: Dr. Thomas McClammy

Exclusive Interview: Dr. Thomas McClammy

24 May 2017

Dr. Tom McClammy speaks to us fresh from the stage after his GentleWave presentation at...

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