272024 A State Perspective on Emergency Department for Preventable Dental Condition

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 : 10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Sally A. Sutton, MA, MSSW , Institute for Health Policy, Muskie School of Public Service, University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME
This presentation will review the data, findings and recommendations of a study conducted in Maine to review Medicaid dental coverage, reimbursement and utilization with a goal of providing a more cost-effective, high quality care for Medicaid members. The study focused on outpatient and emergency room claims and included data on Medicaid, privately insured and uninsured patients.

Learning Objectives:
Discuss the data,findings and recommendations from a state's perspective, of how to provide more cost effective and high quality dental care as it relates to reducing emergency department utilization for preventable dental conditions

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I directed a state level study and wrote a report on the data, findings and recommendations regarding Medicaid dental coverage, reimbursement and utilization with a goal of identifying ways to reduce or redirect expenditures awy from emergency departments and other avoidable care. My related work focuses on health workforce issues with a specific interest in oral health workforce. I have 10 years of health and public health policy analysis and research experience.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.