Dental Medicaid

Dental Medicaid

WSDA is committed to keeping our members up to date on the latest news and information involving Washington state's Dental Medicaid program.

Latest Medicaid News

  • Mar 20, 2018

    HCA Rulemaking Notice

    The Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) is considering rule changes to covered restorative services. Submit comments by April 24.
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  • Mar 12, 2018

    Apple Health Provider Update

    Apple Health (Medicaid) providers, please read an update from Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) regarding the process of contracting out WA's Dental Medicaid program and what you can expect as a provider.
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  • Feb 23, 2018

    Dental Medicaid Program Update

    During the 2017 legislative session, the Legislature passed a budget proviso, Senate Substitute Bill (SSB) 5883, Section 213 (1)(c), which requires the Health Care Authority (HCA) to contract out the administration of the dental Medicaid program.
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  • Jan 11, 2018

    HCA Provider Alert

    The Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) recently sent a provider alert regarding changes to prior authorization requests for photographs and radiographs (x-rays).
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  • Dec 22, 2017

    Uniform Medical Plan Members: New Opioid Policy for UMP Starts January 2, 2018

    As part of Washington State’s strategy to combat this crisis through prevention as well as treatment, the Health Care Authority (HCA) has created opioid policies for Apple Health (Medicaid) and UMP.
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Medicaid Transition to Managed Care Cancelled

The 2019 Legislature has directed the Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) to continue to administer the dental Medicaid program through fee-for-service. The HCA may not proceed with a carved-out or carved-in managed care dental option at this time.

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