Nasseh K, Vujicic M. The impact of Medicaid reform on children's dental care utilization in Connecticut, Maryland, and Texas. Health Serv Res. 2015;50(4):1236-1249. Access Abstract
NPM: 13-2: Oral Health in Childhood
Intervention Components (click on component to see a list of all articles that use that intervention): POPULATION-BASED SYSTEMS, STATE, Medicaid Reform
Intervention Description: To measure the impact of Medicaid reforms, in particular increases in Medicaid dental fees in Connecticut, Maryland, and Texas, on access to dental care among Medicaid-eligible children.
Conclusion: Increasing Medicaid dental fees closer to private insurance fee levels has a significant impact on dental care utilization and unmet dental need among Medicaid-eligible children.
Study Design: QE: pretest-posttest nonequivalent control group
Significant Findings: Yes
Setting: Intervention: CT, MD, TX Control: CA, FL, HI, IL, MA, ME, MO, MI, ND, OR, PA, UT, WA, WI
Target Audience: Children aged 1-17 years eligible for Medicaid
Data Source: 2007 and 2011-2012 National Survey of Children’s Health
Sample Size: NR
Age Range: not specified