Medicaid and CHIP cover essential dental services, like check-ups, x-rays, fluoride treatments, dental sealants, and fillings for kids and teens up to age 19. In this webinar, Dr. Natalia I. Chalmers, D.D.S., M.H.Sc., Ph.D., a pediatric dentist and Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, who also served as Dental Officer within the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, discussed trends in oral health services among those enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP and how early intervention can promote oral health outcomes among children. Campaign resources organizations can use in outreach and enrollment efforts to promote oral health year-round, including print materials, social media posts and graphics, newsletter articles, were featured.
Renew your Medicaid or CHIP coverage
As COVID-19 becomes less of a threat, states will restart yearly Medicaid and CHIP eligibility reviews. This means your state will use the information they have to decide if you or your family member(s) still qualify for Medicaid or CHIP coverage. If your state needs more information from you to make a coverage decision, they’ll send you a renewal letter in the mail. Go to Medicaid.gov/renewals, find a link to your state Medicaid office and confirm your contact information is up-to-date.