Dental Group Warns of Provider Crisis for Special Needs Oral Care Patients

Medi-Cal patients with special needs are finding it nearly impossible to get access to dental care in the hospitals where they need it, according to representatives of the California Dental Association.

“Inadequate Medi-Cal reimbursement rates for hospital room, anesthesia fees and dental care have forced many facilities statewide to either cut or discontinue dental services for special needs patients,” said a written statement released yesterday by the California Dental Association.

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