Today, Steve Pollock, president of DentaQuest, the organization that administers the Medicaid dental benefit on behalf of the Commonwealth of Virginia, released the following statement reacting to Governor Youngkin signing the fiscal year 2023 budget:
“The budget signed into law by Governor Youngkin is a big win for the health of Virginians. Increasing Medicaid reimbursement rates for oral health care will encourage more providers to participate in the program, which will increase the availability of care, allowing more people to see a dentist. Our elected leaders in Virginia have taken important steps over the last several years to increase access to oral health care, which we know is a critical part of one’s overall health. With this increase, Virginia isn’t just talking the talk on health care access and equity, but really is walking the walk. DentaQuest and the Department of Medical Assistance Services applaud the legislature, the Governor, and all of the organizations that helped deliver this win for Virginians.”
DentaQuest is a purpose-driven health care company dedicated to improving the oral health of all. We do this through Preventistry® — our inclusive approach to quality care and expanded access built on trusted partnerships between patients, providers and payors. As one of the nation’s largest and most experienced Medicaid dental benefits administrators, we manage dental and vision benefits for more than 33 million Americans through a nationwide network of providers in all 50 states. Our outcomes-based, cost-effective dental solutions are designed for Medicaid and CHIP, Medicare Advantage, small and large businesses, and individuals. At the same time, we are expanding our footprint of more than 70 oral health centers in six states to deliver direct patient care in rural and underserved populations. Learn more at www.DentaQuest.com and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter.
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