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Data & Research

A Look at the Benefits of Value-Based Care in Oral Health - Value-based care represents a reimbursement model where payments for healthcare services are linked to the quality of care delivered, incentivizing providers for both efficiency and effectiveness.  This shift encourages a focus on the value and impact of healthcare services rather than the volume of services rendered. (12/2023)

Medicaid Coverage for Adults in Connecticut, A Look at the Current Status of Covered Benefits and Limitations - One major issue is that the services covered by Medicaid are insufficient to meet people's oral health needs. The report provides a detailed breakdown of the current coverage and identifies gaps, suggesting that improving oral health outcomes could be achieved through expanding coverage and adjusting the annual benefits limit. (12/2023)

Guidelines To Incorporate Cultural Competence In Oral Healthcare Settings - Addressing health disparities tied to social determinants requires a concerted effort to enhance the quality of care through culturally competent engagement with diverse patient populations. (12/2023)

A Look At The Benefits Of Integrating Oral Health Into Connecticut’s Health Information Exchange - Integrating oral health into larger health information systems is critical to the goal of a better oral health care system for all. One of the most important things that a State Health Information Exchange does is make it easier for healthcare professionals to exchange vital medical data and easily share it with patients. (12/2023)

Examining HUSKY'S Coverage of Oral Health Preventative Services for Adults in 2023 - Connecticut's Medicaid system only covers one annual cleaning a calendar year except for adults with chronic medical conditions that warrant a dental examination more than once a year. Most private insurance covers and it is recommended by many oral health professionals to have two annual check-ups and cleaning in a year.  Tyler James, former COHI intern, and current student at the UConn School of Dental Medicine examined the issue. (5/2023)

Dental Services for Children and Parents in the HUSKY Program in 2013: Utilization Is Improved Over 2008 but Unchanged from 2012 - CT Voices for Children

 

Every Smiles Counts 2017 - Connecticut Department of Public Health. 2017. Every Smile Counts, The Oral Health of Connecticut's Children 2017, Hartford, Connecticut.

Health People Performance Dashboard - The plan is carried out by the Connecticut State Health Improvement Coalition and seven action teams.

The Oral Health of Vulnerable Adults 2013 - Connecticut Department of Public Health. 2013. The Oral Health of Vulnerable Adults in Connecticut, Hartford, Connecticut.

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