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How Value-Based Care Benefits Members, Providers and Health Plans

Posted by DentaQuest on 4/7/21 10:30 AM

Value-based care represents transformational shifts in the way providers are paid and care is delivered. Compared to the long-established fee-for-service approach where dentists are rewarded for the quantity and cost of procedures performed, a value-based approach rewards providers for delivering high-quality, cost-efficient care. This landscape-altering change — which benefits members, providers and health plans — prioritizes better oral health outcomes at lower costs.

Value-based care solutions incentivize providers to care for an entire population with the goal to keep patients healthy and operate in a cost-efficient manner. These solutions vary across a risk/reward spectrum include:

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Topics: Medicaid, Medicare Advantage

Providing Oral Health Care for the Underserved

Posted by DentaQuest on 3/2/21 1:37 PM

According to the CDC, about 20% of children ages 5 – 11 have at least one untreated decayed tooth. And children ages 5 – 19 from low-income families are twice as likely to have cavities.

Researchers exploring the disparities in oral health care, note that children from low-income families experience the greatest amount of oral disease, the most extensive disease, and the most frequent use of dental services for pain relief. Yet these children have the fewest overall dental visits. Although, a significant portion of the children qualify for public health benefits like CHIP and Medicaid, they are often unable to find providers to meet their needs.

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Topics: Medicaid

4 Dental Approaches to Overcome Oral Health Obstacles

Posted by DentaQuest on 2/2/21 1:42 PM

"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." This old adage still resonates today, especially when it comes to oral health. In fact, studies have shown that one dollar invested in preventive dental care can yield anywhere from $8 to $50 in savings on expensive restorative procedures. Access to quality preventive dental services isn't a given, though, especially for individuals and families on Medicaid. The infographic below highlights how innovative, prevention-led strategies can help overcome the barriers to vital oral health care.

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Topics: Medicaid

Prevention Power: Four Innovations Shaping the Future of Dentistry

Posted by DentaQuest on 12/8/20 9:18 AM

According to the CDC, six in 10 Americans live with at least one chronic disease. And out of every 10 deaths in the United States, seven are caused by chronic conditions. Health experts predict those numbers will only worsen in the next decade.  

Prevention has never been more important. 

And prevention, long known as a critical strategy in health care, is gaining traction in dentistry. There is a growing recognition that a healthy mouth, the result of regular preventive care and check-ups, is the foundation of a healthier life.  

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Topics: Medicaid

3 Ways to Lower Costs and Improve Member Health with Dental Innovation

Posted by DentaQuest on 11/16/20 2:15 PM

The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced a unique set of challenges for Medicare Advantage and Medicaid health plans. Budgets are shrinking as membership swells, and members are faced with increasing hurdles as they try to access care. Knowing that oral health has a direct and significant influence on overall health, now more than ever it is critical to get innovative about dental. 

The right dental strategy has the potential to dramatically lower your plan costs while expanding access, enhancing quality and improving overall health outcomes for your members. How can you make this a reality for your organization? 

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Topics: Medicaid, Medicare Advantage

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DentaQuest is an oral health leader dedicated to improving the oral health of all. Through Preventistry we are shifting the focus of oral health care from treating disease to preventing it. In fact, we are the partner of choice for some of the biggest health plans in the country and administer dental for over 25 million people annually. 

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