What You Need to Know about Medicaid Insurance and Dental Implants? | Dr. Parsa Zadeh

What You Need to Know about Medicaid Insurance and Dental Implants? | Dr. Parsa Zadeh

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Okay, Dr. Zadeh so this one has to do
with Medicaid. So does Medicaid insurance cover dental
implants? Okay, I’m not sure what you mean by Medicaid. Is it Medical or Medicare?
Medicare is the social service of state of California that pays for some very
basic dental services, maybe Medical in other states is called Medicaid. I
think that’s what you mean, which is basically for low income families or
minors as far as I know. No Medical or Medicaid does not pay for dental
implants. Medicare is the medical reimbursement system of the country
that’s federal and in very very rare cases where one can make a case that
getting the implants is necessary for rebuilding the jawbone, one can make
Medicare pay for it. However, if you’re missing a tooth and you think Medicare
is gonna pay for the dentistry, it’s not going to. If you just have dentures that
are not holding that well and a couple of implants will do to addition of
denture, 99% Medicare is not gonna pay for it. if however there is so much bone
loss, so much infection that it’s, you know, the condition will look more like a medical
condition than a dental condition there is a chance. But the dentist who does
that should have training in coding for Medicare because the coding for Medicare
and medical insurance is totally different from coding for dental
insurance. Medical billing for instance they
don’t call it implant they call it fixture, so it’s it’s totally different.
If you go to a regular dental office who does not have this training you’re not
going to get paid anything but overall. As I said don’t think about I don’t want
to I don’t want you to hope that Medicare would pay for your dental implants, they
won’t. If your condition is that severe that there is a chance they do pay for
it then your dentist will advise you on that.

3 thoughts on “What You Need to Know about Medicaid Insurance and Dental Implants? | Dr. Parsa Zadeh”

  1. So it sounds like I need statements from ER visits, hospital stays and referrals to ENT's combined with a knowledgeable dentist and obviously I'll need legal advice as well. It's a fair bet I'll die before I can line this stuff up.

  2. MEDICAID does https://www.law.com/newyorklawjournal/2018/10/03/ny-medicaid-dental-coverage-lawsuit-continues-despite-settlement/?slreturn=20181118232022

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