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Keystone Mercy to integrate dental into DM

Disease Management News, June 16, 2008

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Keystone Mercy Health Plan intends to roll out a program in Pennsylvania next year that will integrate the Medicaid health plan’s dental benefits into its disease management (DM) program in an effort to reach more beneficiaries with preventive care.

The program, which is the first of its kind in the nation, will ask dentists to serve as an additional primary care access point for beneficiaries with chronic diseases, said Jay Feldstein, DO, chief medical officer at Keystone Mercy.

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