A dental hygienist covers your chest with a plastic or paper cloth, and you may get eye shields to wear, too. You'll see a tray of metal and perhaps ultrasonic tools. The hygienist uses these. Medi-Cal Adult Dental Benefits Dear Medi-Cal Member, Upon federal approval, adult dental benefits will change on January 1, Dental benefits will not change for pregnant women or adults in a skilled nursing or intermediate care facili ty. Children’s dental benefits will not change. You have these services now: • Exams and x-rays.
DHCS submitted a State Plan Amendment (SPA ) to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to restore adult optional dental benefits for beneficiaries ages 21 and older with full-scope coverage. The Medi-Cal Program currently offers dental services as one of the program's many benefits. Under the guidance of the California Department of Health Care Services, the Medi-Cal Dental Program aims to provide Medi-Cal members with access to high-quality dental care.
Beginning January 1, , adults with full-scope Medi-Cal will have more dental benefits! Learn what benefits are restored and how to access dental care. Some resources for you to use: Western Center on Law & Poverty has a handy one-page fact sheet on Medi-Cal dental benefits. DHCS encourages non-Medi-Cal dental providers to enroll with Medi-Cal. To learn more about how you can get involved, please contact our Provider Customer Service line at or visit the Medi-Cal Dental Provider Outreach website for more information.
Los Angeles and Sacramento County. Health Net has been providing health care in California for 40 years. Health Net is concerned about your complete health and is proud to be the only Medi-Cal Plan in Los Angeles and Sacramento counties to offer both medical and dental coverage. The federal government considers most adult dental services optional Medicaid benefits. (In California, the Medicaid program is called Medi- Cal and the dental program is called Denti-Cal.) The State decides which optional Medi- Cal benefits to cover. The State decided to cut adult dental services due to the budget crisis.
*These are dental services available to adults living in the community. If you live in nursing facility or in an intermediate care facility, Denti-Cal covers more services. Services for children and pregnant women are also different. **There are a number of different x-rays that are covered with different limitations on how often they are covered. Medi-Cal Adult Dental Information. Effective January 1, , more adult dental benefits will be available. A notice of these benefits is listed below.