Every Michigan resident deserves quality dental care, which is why MCDC proudly accepts Michigan Medicaid dental coverage. Now that the public health emergency designation tied to the pandemic is ending, states must ensure people enrolled in Medicaid renew their eligibility or re-apply for eligibility. Here’s everything you need to know about the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (MDHHS) Medicaid’s updates and what that means for your dental care.
How to Avoid a Lapse in Medicaid Benefits
These recent changes impact everyone currently enrolled in Michigan Medicaid. Here’s what you need to do to make the most of your plan and avoid a lapse in your MDHHS coverage:
- Make sure your contact information is accurate
- Check your mail, emails, and text messages for further information from MDHHS
- Complete your renewal form to stay enrolled in Medicaid
- Review and respond to the Verification Checklist if any documentation is missing
If you fail to complete the steps listed above, your Medicaid coverage may end.
What Changes Were Made to Michigan’s Medicaid Policy?
The Medicaid program assistance, benefits, and policies were changed during COVID-19 to prevent residents from losing their healthcare coverage during a public health emergency. If Medicaid covers you, make sure your contact information, such as your mailing address, email, and phone number, is up to date, and keep an eye out for notifications from MDHHS to remain covered.
How Does This Impact Dental Care?
The Medicaid eligibility and renewal policy, which has been paused since the start of the pandemic in 2020, is a big change. Failure to take action and renew your Medicaid plan could result in the termination of your coverage. Renew your plan as soon as possible, and read all communications you receive from MDHHS.
Finding a dentist that accepts your coverage can feel overwhelming, but we hope the recent MDHHS changes make finding quality dental care easier. Be sure to take steps to ensure you do not lose your Medicaid coverage. For more information about Medicaid coverage, visit michigan.gov/mdhhs. Don’t let this impact your dental treatment plans or coverage. Schedule your next dental appointment at one of our clinics throughout Michigan.