MO Medicaid Matters


1 in 8 Missourians rely on Medicaid for dental care. 

In 2022, reimbursement rates for dental Medicaid increased to 80% of UCR. In some cases, compensating providers more competitively than private dental insurance. 

Explore the statistics to see why MO Medicaid Matters.

  • 36 out of Missouri’s 114 counties have no dental Medicaid provider.
  • Only about 3 out of 10 Missouri dentists are credentialed to treat Medicaid patients.
  • 1 in 3 children in Missouri are covered by Medicaid.
  • 2 in 3 nursing home patients in Missouri are covered by Medicaid.
  • 2 in 7 people with disabilities in Missouri are covered by Medicaid.

Interested in Providing Medicaid Services?

Dental practitioners, students, and office staff are invited to subscribe to MO Medicaid Matters for up-to-date information about Medicaid credentialing, coding, and FAQs. 

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Know a Patient Needing Care?

Use the American Dental Association's Find-a-Dentist tool to search for dentists near you.

Enter your zipcode and desired travel radius, then click "Search".

From there, you can select "Medicaid Accepted" in the Payment Options dropdown.

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