Best Practice Approach: Improving the Oral Health of Older Adults
Good oral health is integral to good overall health. With the graying of America, people are living
longer, and retaining their teeth is a worthy goal. Poor oral health in older adults is a hidden
crisis and an overlooked and pressing national concern. Neglected oral health not only affects
the quality of life and well-being of older adults, it poses a significant burden on their families.
Additionally, it has a negative impact on the economy and healthcare systems due to the pain
and disability experienced by older adults and increased systemic health complications due to
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Wyoming Medicaid Increases Dental Codes
Attention Dental Providers
Effective April 1, 2023, Wyoming Medicaid implemented a legislation approved 25-percent increase for all dental codes. Wyoming Medicaid has recognized the increasing costs of providing care for members of Wyoming and the ongoing issues related to care access for dental services. We are confident the increase will benefit both the providers and members of Wyoming. Providers are urged to utilize the updated 2023 Dental Fee Schedule located on the Dental General Manual, Covered Services and Bulletins web page of the Wyoming Medicaid website.
Providers interested in enrolling to be a Wyoming Medicaid provider can visit https://wyoming.dyp.cloud/ to begin the enrollment process.
For more information on the rate increase, please contact Provider Services at 1-888-996-6223.
For questions on enrollment, please contact the HHS Technology Group at 1-877-399-0121
Environmental Scan Results 2022
This Environmental Scan seeks to understand the baseline facilitators and barriers to integrating oral health into primary care for pregnant people and children in community health centers. The information summarized here was compiled from key stakeholders (primary care and health professional associations) and state and federal agencies (HRSA, Medicaid, public health, etc.).