In July, NYSDA conducted a survey to gather information on the impact of the Medicaid managed care transition on July 1, 2012. The survey focused on the availability of information about the transition, the experiences of dentists contracting with managed care companies, and the effect of the transition on patients’ ability to access dental care.
Over 650 dentists responded to the 15 questions about
the transition and provided over 230 detailed comments on individual
experiences with managed care companies and their ability to continue providing
dental treatment to Medicaid recipients. NYSDA is currently analyzing the
results and will publish a report on its findings. A second survey is planned
to measure the impacts of this transition on dentist participation, patient
access, and dental practices in New York State after it has been in effect for
Thank you to all of you who participated in the survey. NYSDA appreciates your responses and the comments many of you provided.