Alaska law adds to Medicaid coverage for dentures

A bill signed into law by Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell allows eligible Medicaid recipients to access two years' worth of adult dental Medicaid benefits when they need an upper and lower denture at the same time, according to a story on sitnews.us.

The annual limit for adult dental services in Alaska is $1,150. Two years' worth of benefits are typically needed to get a full set of dentures. The new regulations allow patients to get upper and lower dentures at the same time.

Medicaid-eligible adults utilizing the two-year combined coverage for dentures would be eligible for emergency dental services only the following year.

The Department of Health and Social Services is developing regulations related to the change in the annual limit provisions in relation to dentures and anticipates implementing this change in October 2010.

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