SB12-108 - Medicaid Dental Services Pregnant Women

Concerning Providing Oral Health Services To Pregnant Women Who Are Enrolled In Medicaid.

The bill includes dental services as a benefit for pregnant women under Colorado's medicaid program. The implementation date is January 1, 2014. The dental services provided to pregnant women will include those relevant dental services provided to children under the early and periodic screening, diagnosis, and treatment benefit, with the addition of certain supplemental dental services.

The department of health care policy and financing (state department) is required to report to the general assembly concerning the oral health outcomes for pregnant women and their children and the cost-effectiveness of providing the dental benefits to pregnant women, and is authorized to contract for an independent evaluation of the program.

The state department is authorized to seek gifts, grants, and donations to pay for any necessary computer system changes and federal authorization for the dental benefit and services. The provision concerning gifts, grants, and donations repeals after three years.

Latest update: May 8, 2012
05/08/2012 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily
05/04/2012 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
05/03/2012 House Committee on Health and Environment Refer Amended to Appropriations
05/01/2012 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health and Environment
04/30/2012 Senate Third Reading Passed
04/27/2012 Senate Third Reading Laid Over Daily
04/26/2012 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments
04/24/2012 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
03/29/2012 Senate Committee on Health and Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations
01/31/2012 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health and Human Services