Dental Groups Urge Nebraska Medicaid Office To Halt And Overhaul Pediatric Dental Audits

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, Nebraska Society of Pediatric Dentistry and Nebraska Dental Association are troubled by the growing number of Medicaid pediatric dental audits in Nebraska that are harming children’s access to oral care, the organizations told the state’s Medicaid agency in a Nov. 6 letter.

In the letter to Matthew Van Patton, director of the Nebraska Division of Health and Human Services’ Division of Medicaid and Long-Term Care, the four organizations said that the audits have led to “unfortunate outcomes detrimental to the program’s goal of improving oral health access for children of low-income families.”

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