RICHMOND, Va. — The newly enacted Virginia budget will boost the reimbursement rate to providers of Medicaid dental services by 30%.
It’s a move advocates say will help expand the number of providers.
The Virginian-Pilot reported Sunday that this year’s increase marks the first time since 2005 that reimbursement rates have been adjusted.
The budget directs $116 million in state and federal funding to cover the increase.
Virginia expanded its Medicaid program to provide a comprehensive dental benefit for adults in 2021.