Potential changes in pediatric dental coverage for 2017 could have an impact on children’s oral health.
Here are 2 pediatric dental programs to know that could change:
1. Centennial Care
Centennial Care, New Mexico’s Medicaid program, follows federal policies related to children’s dental coverage. Under the Affordable Care Act, dental coverage for children is considered an essential health benefit and must be offered by providers participating in the Health Insurance Exchange (Note: It must be offered, but you do not have to purchase it).
2. New Mexico CHIP
New Mexico’s CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program) currently covers all preventative services for children from low-income households. CHIP policies are subject to change, so it is important to stay informed. For New Mexico CHIP, you can call 1-855-637-6574 to find out more.
Children’s dental benefits can change from year to year, but taking care of their teeth doesn’t change. Regular dental visits are an important part of your child’s oral health, and coverage allows that to happen.