Dental Care in the Los Angeles Healthy Kids Program: Successes and Challenges

Research Report

Dental Care in the Los Angeles Healthy Kids Program: Successes and Challenges

Abstract

Overall, the Los Angeles Healthy Kids program has greatly improved coverage and access to dental care services for children enrolled in the program. However, as with many public insurance programs, the Los Angeles Healthy Kids program has been confronted with numerous challenges in meeting the dental care needs of program enrollees, such as initially assigning different dentists to some enrollees than they had selected, confusion over charges for dental services and underreporting of encounter data.

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Cross-Center Initiative

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