Medicaid Bulletin

SPECIAL BULLETIN COVID-19 #125: Webinar on Updated CDC Dental Guidance

Thursday, August 27, 2020

NC DHHS and the NC Area Health Education Center (AHEC) are partnering in a free webinar series offering guidance to dental professionals.

SPECIAL BULLETIN COVID-19 #123: Temporary rate increase for Local Health Department Dental Services

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

NC Medicaid is implementing additional rate increases to continue helping Local Health Departments (LHDs) to serve Medicaid beneficiaries during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

SPECIAL BULLETIN COVID-19 #104: Archived Dental Webinars Available

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and the NC Area Health Education Center are partnering in a free webinar series, DHHS COVID-19 Guidance for Dental Professionals, designed to support dental providers during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

SPECIAL BULLETIN COVID-19 #89: Prescription Fluoride Available to Beneficiaries

Monday, May 18, 2020

In response to CDC recommendation regarding non-aerosolizing dental treatment during COVID-19, NC Medicaid is reminding dentists of the prescription fluoride products for patients at high-risk for caries.

SPECIAL BULLETIN COVID-19 #87: Additional Dental Clinical Coverage Policy Provisions

Monday, May 11, 2020

NC Medicaid is implementing temporary clinical policy revisions that will allow dentists to provide additional services to Medicaid and NC Health Choice beneficiaries. These temporary policy changes were applied in the NCTracks system with a retroactive effective date of March 10, 2020. 

SPECIAL BULLETIN COVID-19 #36: Telehealth Clinical Policy Modifications – Outpatient Specialized Therapies and Dental Services

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

SPECIAL BULLETIN COVID-19 #36 replaces in its entirety SPECIAL BULLETIN COVID-19 #21: Telehealth Provisions – Outpatient Specialized Therapies and Dental Services. Changes are to F. Place of Service for Outpatient Specialized Therapy and for Dental Services, and includes new teledentistry codes and guidance.

SPECIAL BULLETIN: Dental Reimbursement Rate Increase

Thursday, May 2, 2019

The Division of Health Benefits (NC Medicaid) has received approval from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to increase rates for dental services.

New American Dental Association Procedure Codes

Friday, March 1, 2019

Effective with date of service Jan. 1, 2019, the following dental procedure codes were added for the NC Medicaid and Health Choice Dental Programs. These additions are a result of the Current Dental Terminology (CDT) 2019 American Dental Association (ADA) code updates. Clinical Coverage Policy 4A, Dental Services will be updated to reflect these changes.

New American Dental Association Procedure Codes

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Effective with date of service Jan. 1, 2018, the following dental procedure codes were added for the N.C. Medicaid and Health Choice Dental Programs. These additions are a result of updates to the Current Dental Terminology (CDT) 2018 American Dental Association (ADA) Code.

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