Thanks to a settlement secured by Legal Aid in Ciaramella v. McDonald many more New Yorkers will be eligible for additional dental procedures under Medicaid by early 2024.
Root canals, crowns, dental implants, and replacement dentures for Medicaid enrollees over the age of 21.
The new rules will go into effect on January 31, 2024.
Information and guidance on the new rules can be found on the New York State Department of Health’s website here.
When the new rules go into effect, they will only apply going forward. You will not be paid back for money spent out-of-pocket for services received before the new rules went into effect.
We cannot advise on your individual health needs. Please speak with your provider about what your treatment options are. If you want further advice about whether the new rules may cover your current treatment plan, please contact The Legal Aid Society’s Access to Benefits helpline Monday through Friday 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at 888-663-6680.
Please refer patients who have denials or questions about Medicaid coverage to The Legal Aid Society’s Access to Benefits helpline at 888-663-6680. The helpline is open Monday through Friday 10:00 am to 3:00pm.
The information in this document has been prepared by The Legal Aid Society for informational purposes only and is not legal advice. This information is not intended to create, and receipt of it does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. You should not act upon any information without retaining professional legal counsel.
Last Updated: 14 November 2023
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