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A Medicaid Gap Analysis of Oral Health Care for Adults in Connecticut report is based on a study conducted from 2021 to 2022 that investigated the potential barriers causing gaps in oral health access and quality care for adults who have dental insurance through Medicaid. The report also identifies solutions for achieving better outcomes and provides suggestions for further research. 

The study focused on several key areas, including historical Medicaid service utilization data, the impact of Connecticut’s annual maximum benefits cap initiated in 2018, a geographical study to identify gaps in provider networks across the state, and an understanding of the experiences of providers and enrollees through in-depth interviews.

COHI would like to thank the CareQuest Institute for Oral Health and Connecticut Health Foundation for funding this project and the staff and volunteers who contributed. We would also like to thank the numerous community partners for helping to organize the group conversations and the individual participants for their courage and insights in sharing their oral health experiences.