8 Medicare, Medicaid dental updates

Here are eight updates on dental Medicare and Medicaid that Becker's has reported on since Oct. 13:

1. CMS finalized its physician fee schedule, which has several impacts on dentists. 

2. Mutual of Omaha and Wellcare formed a strategic alliance to offer Medicare Advantage plans for 2024. 

3. Pennsylvania legislators are considering expanding dental services covered by Medicaid.

4. HealthPartners unveiled its 2024 Medicare Advantage plans, including its options for dental coverage. 

5. Iowa City-based University of Iowa College of Dentistry is treating more Medicaid patients from private dental practices.

6. Humana and USAA are expanding their co-branded Medicare plans for 2024, including dental coverage.

7. A survey conducted by the Virginia Dental Association Foundation found that 79% of Virginia residents on Medicaid have struggled to find a dentist that accepts Medicaid.

8. At least 8,696,000 people have been disenrolled from Medicaid as of Oct. 11.

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