Title

"City" piece on the way Maine's Medicaid program handles dental claims for child

Authors

Sharon Bass

Source

Casco Bay Weekly

Date

8-7-1997

Pages

8

Abstract

"City" piece on the way Maine's Medicaid program handles dental claims for children. Only 80 of the state's 573 licensed dentists accept children with Medicaid coverage. Dentists complain about the low reimbursement rates, time-consuming forms and delayed payments. Pine Tree Legal Assistance says Maine is in violation of federal Medicaid law, and plans to sue unless the Medicaid program is changed.

Subjects

Dental care, Medicaid

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