Comprehensive Health Without Oral Health: The Medicare Paradox
Could dental care keep you out of the hospital? Reduce your overall health care costs? Increase your life longevity? The Santa Fe Group Salon on Comprehensive Health Without Oral Health: The Medicare Paradox in Arlington, VA begins on May 9. Attendees will hear many new reports, including a private insurance study, which shows that simple prophylaxis across an entire population of people reduces total healthcare costs net of dental costs.
In addition, the first comprehensive study of a statewide Medicaid database will show that medical savings from simple dental care are also available in public insurance programs. Attendees will hear strategies that have succeeded in changing federal policy in other healthcare areas. Momentum is growing for adding a dental benefit to Medicare.