Medicaid payment levels to dentists and access to dental care among children and adolescents.

  title={Medicaid payment levels to dentists and access to dental care among children and adolescents.},
  author={Sandra L. Decker},
  volume={306 2},
CONTEXT Although Medicaid removes most financial barriers to receipt of dental care among children and adolescents, Medicaid recipients may not be able to access dental care if dentists decline to participate in Medicaid because of low payment levels or other reasons. OBJECTIVE To describe the association between state Medicaid dental fees in 2 years (2000 and 2008) and children's receipt of dental care. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS Data on Medicaid dental fees in 2000 and 2008 for 42… CONTINUE READING


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