How Do I Maintain Profit Margins While Adding Medicaid?

Feb 20, 2024

Profitability is top-of-mind for all business owners. And dental practitioners are of no exception.

We've fielded a lot of questions about dental Medicaid over the last few months. Perhaps the most pressing of all:

Can I Maintain Profit Margins and See Medicaid Patients?

Yes. Afterall, the historic rate increase for dental Medicaid made the profitability of providing Medicaid care more attractive.

Take a look at the most common dental codes and their associated fee increase:

A search of the MO HealthNet Fee Schedule can give additional rate details. Just scroll to the bottom of the page and choose Full Search. Once the database populates, choose Dental Services and enter your procedure code to find it's associated rate. 

Many providers have started by dedicating a day each week to Medicaid participants.

Once patient eligibility is verified, they know what is covered, who to bill, and what they'll get paid.

And then they dedicate resources accordingly.

Still Unsure About Medicaid Credentialing?
Check out our Credentialing Checklist to help you get started on your application. 

Need More?
Your Medicaid Mentor – Jessica Emmerich, is here to offer you support. Email, call, or text her at 573-536-2474.