The paper is called "Protecting Children's Oral Health Care" and is available on the company's website. It makes the following suggestions regarding how to boost access to care for low-income children:
- Tie provider reimbursements closely to private insurance rates to increase provider participation and patient access.
- Establish clear value-based incentives for providers to offer preventive care.
- Support providers who can offer afterhours care for dental emergencies.
- Increase educational programs that reinforce the value of oral hygiene, diet, and regularly scheduled preventive oral health care.
- Preserve programs for student loan repayment for dental providers treating primarily Medicaid patients.
"[We] are committed to providing the best care possible to the children in underserved communities that visit our practices daily," said Hero Practice Services CEO Joshua Gwinn in a statement. "Part of that commitment requires that we advocate for children on a broader spectrum and that is what we hope to accomplish with the release of this research."
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