Delaware Adds Dental Benefits for Adult Medicaid Patients
On Aug. 6, Gov. John Carney (D-DE) signedlegislation that granted dental benefits to adult Medicaid patients in Delaware. The bill allows patients to receive up to $1,000 in annual assistance for preventive and restorative treatment, and allows the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services to authorize an additional $1,500 per patient for emergency treatment. Adult patients will be required to pay a $3 copay for dental treatment. Read more.
Columbia University College of Dental Medicine: Shared Medical-Dental Health Record to Promote Integrated, Patient-Centered Health Care
Columbia University College of Dental Medicine (CDM) is a participating organization, along with ColumbiaDoctors, New York-Presbyterian, and Weill Cornell Medicine, in the implementation of a single electronic health record (EHR) across all three institutions, using the Epic platform and software to provide the integrated EHR. The project of the tripartite consortium, called EpicTogether, will provide a unified, coordinated patient experience that facilitates providers’ care for their patients and will enhance coordination between departments and institutions. Read more.