Performance Improvement 2001. Impact of Increased Dental Medicaid Reimbursement Rates

01/01/2001

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the impact of increased Medicaid dental fees on children's utilization of dental services and access to dental care in South Carolina. The study will also include an analysis of the supply of dentists that accept Medicaid and the geographic distribution before and after the fee increase. In addition, it will assess changes in the utilization patterns of preventive and restorative care, and will examine the feasibility of developing performance measures that could be tracked using Medicaid data. The study will involve analysis of Medicaid and other extant databases, and secondary analysis of a survey by the South Carolina Dental Association.

EXPECTED DATE OF COMPLETION:01/31/2002

AGENCY SPONSOR: HIV/AIDS Bureau

FEDERAL CONTACT: Raul A. Romaguera, 404-562-4180

PIC ID: 7196

PERFORMER: Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC