Monday, October 03, 2005

Filling the void: "Yet many private practice dentists are reluctant to accept people who are on Medicaid, because of low reimbursement rates, red tape, complicated paperwork, slow payments and other administrative problems, according to the Washington-based Children's Dental Health Project.

The result is that only about 0.5 percent of total Medicaid spending is on dental services, the group adds."