Texas Awards Managed Care Contract to MCNA Dental

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Texas Health and Human Services has awarded a contract to MCNA Dental to continue to provide dental managed care to enrollees in the Texas Medicaid and CHIP Dental Services programs.

MCNA Dental began providing dental benefit management services in Texas in 2012 and now serves almost 1.5 million Medicaid and CHIP recipients statewide. Operations under the new contract are expected to begin on September 1, 2020.

“We are proud of our longstanding partnership with Texas Health and Human Services and look forward to continuing our mission to improve the oral health of children across the state,” said Dr. Philip Hunke, MCNA Dental plan president.

“We thank the dentists and dental professionals in our Texas network for their hard work and dedication to quality care for our members and welcome the opportunity to continue our close collaboration with them,” said Hunke. 

MCNA Dental is a national dental benefits administrator serving Medicaid agencies in Texas, Florida, Louisiana, Idaho, Nebraska, Arkansas, and Utah. Through its affiliate Healthplex, it also serves members throughout New York and the northeast.

MCNA Dental provides 8 million members across the United States with access to high-quality preventive dental care through comprehensive provider networks built to meet their oral health and wellness needs, the company says. 

“Our team utilizes local expertise and relationships with key community organizations as part of our focus on early and ongoing preventive care, positive engagement, and targeted member outreach,” said Shannon Boggs-Turner, MCNA Dental executive vice president. 

“We are proud to be a part of the future of the Texas Medicaid and CHIP Dental Services program, which is a proven model for managed dental care nationwide,” said Boggs-Turner.

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