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September 7, 2022
Dentists Have A Place On Cancer Teams - It has been well documented that patients who have been diagnosed with "cancer" often place other health concerns off, including dental problems. This often results in the delay of treatment and recovery from the side effects of treatment and effects on oral health. Dr. Dalal Alhajji, MSD at the NYU College of Dentistry, states that dentists can counsel patients who experience unique issues related to oral health or who want to minimize side effects of their cancer therapies. Details

August 9, 2022
Dental Fee Schedule Update for the Adult Fee Schedule - Effective for dates of service July 1, 2022, and forward, the DSS is increasing the dental rates for adults for endodontic services to equal the children's reimbursement rate and for all other services on the Adult Dental Fee Schedule by 25%. The fee schedule rate changes will be in effect for HUSKY A , C and D (for the increase in the Adult Fee Schedule Rates). All current policies and regulations will continue to apply, including the annual dental benefit maximum of $1,000 for adults. Details

August 9, 2022
Fee Schedule Effective July 01, 2022 is released! - The Connecticut Dental Health Partnership has released the new dental fee schedule for children and adults that takes effect on July 01, 2022. If you have questions please call the call center at 1-855-283-3682. Details

August 4, 2022
Updated Adult Dental Fee Schedule - The updated Adult Dental Fee Schedule will be posted on the www.ctdssmap.com website on August 8, 2022 in an Excel format. Details

July 8, 2022
Adult Dental Fee Schedule Updates - interChange Provider Important Message - Attention All Dental Providers and Dental Clinics - Effective July 1, 2022, legislation was passed to increase the adult endodontic rates and the adult dental fee schedule. The new dental fee rates have not yet been loaded into the system. Claims with dates of service July 1, 2022, and forward are currently still being paid using the dental fee schedule that was in effect on June 30, 2022. Once the new rates are loaded, claims will systematically mass adjust to pay the new rate. Details

July 8, 2022
Covered CT Member Eligibility - interChange Provider Important Message - The Department of Social Services (DSS) has identified an issue with member eligibility for a new program that went into effect July 1, 2022 called Covered CT. The eligibility response for some Covered CT members in the Automated Eligibility Verification System (AEVS) and/or Automated Voice Response System (AVRS) may not correctly respond with active Covered CT eligibility. Instead, the response could incorrectly indicate a member is not eligible. Details

June 28, 2022
The Covered CT Program (CCT) Includes Dental Benefits Beginning July 1, 2022 - Covered CT Program (CCT) is administered by the Department of Social Services. People who qualify and enroll in Covered CT will be eligible to receive their dental benefits through the Connecticut Dental Health Partnership (CTDHP) beginning July 1, 2022. Members in the Covered CT program will have a Medicaid look alike ID number and each will have a Covered CT member ID card. The CCT dental benefits are identical to the HUSKY Health dental benefits administered through the CTDHP. Details

June 22, 2022
Provider Partner Newsletter - Spring 2022 - Check out the Spring 2022 Provider Newsletter Online! - This edition includes information regarding Covered CT (CCT) Program, Cone Beam (CBCT) Guidelines, Tobacco Cessation Toolkit and Webinar and CTDHP's Automated Provider Survey Process and more. Details

June 17, 2022
Billing Updates for Dental T1015 Encounter Codes for Federally Qualified Health Care (FQHC) Centers - FQHCs should ensure that HUSKY members are scheduled appropriately in the dental clinics to adhere to performing a new patient or periodic dental visit in one appointment time slot in conjunction with prophylaxis, radiographs/diagnostic imaging and fluoride treatments, rather than unbundling the services. Members should not be scheduled on one day to receive services delivered by the dental hygienist/assistant and then at a subsequent visit for an examination and evaluation with the dentist. Details

March 9, 2022
Automated Provider Survey Process - CTDHP has initiated the Provider Survey Process! We have put an abridged version of our provider survey on the website. Please take a few moments to complete it after you log in. It will help us in making referrals for HUSKY Health members. Thank you. Details

March 2, 2022
Tobacco Cessation Toolkit and Webinar - This toolkit was created by the UCSF California Technical Assistance Center (COHTAC) in partnership with San Joaquin County Public Health Services Smoking & Tobacco Outreach and Prevention Program (STOPP) and Local Oral Health Program, and the California Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health. While this toolkit is tailored to dental professionals in California, we believe that it contains tools and resources that would be helpful to all dental professionals when implementing tobacco Details

January 25, 2022
Attention All Providers: 2021 1099s Available on Web site - The purpose of this important message is to alert providers that the 1099s for year 2021 will be available for download from the WWW.CTDSSMAP.COM Web site by January 27, 2022. This functionality to download 1099s is available for all Master Users and any subordinate clerk accounts who have access to download PDF Remittance Advice files. The 20211099s will also be mailed via the USPS to providers the week of January 24, 2022. Details

January 21, 2022
Dental-Medical Integration Means Less Paperwork For Providers - As of January 15, 2022, dental providers in the HUSKY Health network no longer need to request prior authorizations for a second annual periodic examination and cleaning for Adult HUSKY members who have designated medical conditions. The CT Dental Health Partnership has automated the authorization of additional services for your patients with chronic disease conditions that we are able to document from their medical claims. New Adult HUSKY Health patients who have designated medical conditions w Details

January 14, 2022
FDA Issues A Warning Regarding Dental Problems Linked To Buprenorphine Use - On Wednesday, January 12, 2022, the Food and Drug Administration issued a warning to dental and medical practitioners and consumers about the risk for dental diseases, including caries, oral infections and the loss of teeth from transmucosal buprenorphine medicines used to treat opioid use disorder and pain, as reported by Reuters. The warning covers buprenorphine tablets and films dissolved under the tongue and inside the buccal mucosa. Details

December 16, 2021
January 2022 Quarterly Dental Fee Schedule HIPAA Compliant Update - Effective for dates of service January 1, 2022 and forward, the Department of Social Services (DSS) has incorporated the January 2022 Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) changes by replacing deleted current Dental Terminology (CDT) codes with newly added CDT codes to the Dental adult and children fee schedules. Details

November 22, 2021
Provider Partner Newsletter - Fall 2021 - Check out the Fall 2021 Provider Newsletter Online! - This edition includes Fee Schedule Changes for 2022, Diagnosis Code Requirements for Dental Claims, Dental Bill of Rights and Supplementing Guidance for Treatment Planning and Radiographic Imaging Requirements and more. Details

November 9, 2021
CTDHP, The Dental Plan For HUSKY Health, Supports The CSDA Dental Bill Of Rights - As you know, the Connecticut State Dental Association (CSDA) has had some significant successes in recent years, including key victories earlier this year on central components of the Dental Bill of Rights. Details

October 26, 2021
Supplementing Guidance for Treatment Planning and Radiographic Imaging Requirements - The DSS is requiring that all dental providers who will perform more than one endodontic, crown or prosthodontic procedure on a HUSKY Health member's permanent dentition submit a treatment plan document with radiographic imaging and supporting documentation to the Connecticut Dental Health Partnership (CTDHP) as described in Provider Bulletin PB 2021-61. Details

October 12, 2021
Training Announcement For Dental Providers/Hygienists/Technicians - Substance Misuse Prevention and Responsible Opioid Prescribing - This virtual educational activity (webinar) on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM is jointly provider by Connecticut Hospital Association in collaboration with the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. Details

September 27, 2021
Illicit Use Of Gabapentin - Gabapentin (Neurontin or Horizant) is a drug which was initially was used to treat epilepsy but found much greater success as a treatment for neuropathy, the kind of pain caused by nerve damage. Gabapentin is used in conjunction with other medications to prevent and control seizures. It is also used to relieve nerve pain following shingles in adults. Details

September 8, 2021
Diagnosis Code Requirements for Dental Claims - Effective for dates of service September 1, 2021 and forward, the DSS is implementing dental claim submission diagnosis code requirements to further align electronic claim submission with the 2019 ADA Form common format for reporting dental services. All dental claims with "from" dates of service of September 1, 2021 and forward will post and pay EOB code 258 "Primary Diagnosis Code Missing" when the diagnosis code is missing at the header of the claim. Details

August 11, 2021
CT State Dental Association Urges Dental Professionals To Get Vaccinated - Dental professionals should get vaccinated for COVID-19 and other infectious diseases, according to the Connecticut State Dental Association in a recently released statement. The Association, which advocates for its 2,300 members statewide, "strongly" encourages dental professionals to get vaccinated in accordance with the American Dental Association's policy, the statement reads. Details

July 20, 2021
CDC Recommends Avoiding Aerosol-generating Dental Procedures Only For Patients With Suspected/Confirmed COVID-19 - CDC has updated its COVID-19 guidance for Dental settings to avoid aerosol-generating procedures in a typical dental operatory only for patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19. It has removed the language stating that dental health care personnel should avoid aerosol-generating procedures for all patients, regardless of their COVID-19 status. Details

July 19, 2021
Reminder for Medical Necessity for Dental Imaging and Limitations for Occlusal - Effective for dates of service August 1, 2021 and forward, DSS is updating the dental guidelines concerning radiographic coverage. The dental regulations and policies have been put in place to reduce dental procedures that are not medically necessary while maintaining services that will prevent further disease and continue the maintenance of oral health. Details

July 19, 2021
The First FDA-Approved Long-Acting Local Analgesic For Ages 6 and Above - Exparel (bupivacaine liposome injectable suspension) is a non-opioid, FDA-approved long-acting local anesthesia for ages 6 and above. Details

July 7, 2021
CDC Updates COVID-19 Guidance for Dental Setting - CDC has made an edit to the Dec. 4, 2020 COVID-19 Guidance for Dental Settings. Details

May 25, 2021
COVID Prevention and Guidance - Dental Providers - PROVIDERS:COVID Prevention and Guidance -CT Department of Public Health released guidance to provide a better understanding of the State's recently modified mask and face covering policies that are now in effect. Details

April 12, 2021
PROVIDER (UPDATED): Important Please Read! Endodontic PA requirements have been reinstated! - Effective for dates of service May 21, 2021 and forward, CMAP enrolled providers MUST obtain Prior Authorization for Dental (Endodontic) Services. Providers should start the process to secure PA for Endodontic Dental Services for dates of service May 21, 2021 and forward. Details

March 22, 2021
PROVIDERS AND MEMBERS: Long Acting Anesthetic - EXPAREL - Now Approved For Use For Children Age 6 And Up - Exparel which is a long - acting anesthetic that is used instead of opioids for a variety of surgeries and for oral surgery. FDA just announced approval of using Exparel for in Pediatric Patients - children age 6 and up. Details

February 3, 2021
Fee Schedule Effective February 02, 2021 is released! - The Connecticut Dental Health Partnership has released the new dental fee schedule for children and adults that takes effect on February 02, 2021. If you have questions please call the call center at 1-855-283-3682. Details

December 16, 2020
Emergency Temporary Telehealth Coverage for Specified Dental Services - During the Temporary Effective Period, licensed dentists can perform teledentistry screenings for (1) Assessing urgent dental needs of HUSKY Health members and (2) Post-surgical follow-up of HUSKY Health member patients when the provider determines that in-office postsurgical follow up is not required. Eligible dental providers may bill CDT code D0190 - Screening Of A Patient - for teledentistry encounters conducted via audio and video technology. Details

December 16, 2020
Updated (December 15) Responses To FAQs About CMAP's Response to COVID-19 - On December 15, CMAP has updated the responses to frequently asked questions about it's response to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). We intend to continue providing updated guidance as necessary. Details

October 6, 2020
CARES Act Provider Relief Fund - FAQs - Please follow this link to learn more about how the Cares Act Provider Relief Fund can impact your office.

Please click here to access the FAQs.

Details

September 15, 2020
interChange Provider Re-enrollment Important Message - DXC is notifying providers with a re-enrollment due date in September, October, November and December, who have not yet submitted their re-enrollment application, that it is critical to re-enroll in the Connecticut Medical Assistance Program (CMAP) by their re-enrollment due date. Providers that do not submit their applications or any follow-on documents by their re-enrollment due date will be dis-enrolled resulting in claim denials. Details

August 4, 2020
HHS Extends Application Deadline for Medicaid Providers and Plans to Reopen Portal to Certain Medicare Providers - HHS is announcing an application deadline extension, until August 28, for the Medicaid/CHIP and dentist distributions from the Fund. Additionally, starting the week of August 10, HHS will give providers who received funds directly from the Phase 1 Medicare distribution a second opportunity to apply for funding from the Medicaid/CHIP or dentist distributions, to allow those providers to access funding up to 2% of annual patient revenues. Details

July 17, 2020
Additional Distributions From The Provider Relief Fund - Please Act ASAP! - HHS will be extending the application deadline for federal Provider Relief Fund payments to Medicaid providers by two weeks, from this coming Monday, July 20, to Monday, August 3. Providers should begin their application NOW. Details

June 15, 2020
Recent announcements from HHS regarding Relief Fund Payments for Safety Net Hospitals, Medicaid & CHIP Providers and CARES Act Provider Relief Fund Payment Attestation Portal - HHS, through the HRSA, is announcing additional distributions from the Provider Relief Fund to eligible Medicaid and CHIP providers.

CARES Act Provider Relief Fund Payment Attestation Portal allows providers to attest to relief fund payments made for healthcare-related expenses or lost revenue attributable to COVID-19.

Details

May 29, 2020
Provider Resources for Best Practices Pertaining To Opening Of Dental offices - Please see the following documents from the American Dental Association (ADA) and State of CT Department of Public Health (DPH)pertaining to opening of Dental offices. Details

May 25, 2020
Responses to FAQs About CMAP's Response to COVID-19 - Updated on May 22 - On May 22, CMAP has updated the responses to frequently asked questions about it's response to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Please carefully review all provider bulletins and other documents posted on the CMAP Web site, https://www.ctdssmap.com/ and check for updates, as we intend to continue providing updated guidance as necessary. Details

May 19, 2020
Provider Partner Newsletter - Spring 2020 - Check out the Spring 2020 Provider Newsletter Online! - This edition includes information regarding Changes to the PA Requirements for Specified Services, Provider Surveys, COVID-19, COHI Annual Golf Classic Fundraiser Information and more. Details

May 19, 2020
Updated Summary of Dental Benefits for Medicaid Providers - The summary of dental benefits document for Medicaid providers has been recently updated.

Please click here to read the Summary online.

Details

April 15, 2020
Changes to the Prior Authorization Requirements for Specified Services - As an interim measure in response to the Governor's recent declaration of a public health emergency as the result of the outbreak of COVID-19, DSS is temporarily changing the prior authorization (PA) requirements for specified services effective for dates of service April 1, 2020 until DSS has notified providers in writing that the state has deemed COVID-19 to no longer to be a public health emergency. Details

April 1, 2020
Access Health CT Special Enrollment Period - Access Health CT, the Health Care Exchange for Connecticut, is currently having a special enrollment period for health insurance. Clients can go to www.accesshealthct.com or call 1-855-805-4325 M-F 8AM to 5PM. Details

March 17, 2020
Accessing the Provider's Re-enrollment Due Date - The provider's re-enrollment due date can be viewed by accessing the CMAP Secure Web site at www.ctdssmap.com. From this Web page, go to "Provider", then to "Secure Site" or from the provider panel on the left side of the Home page, click on "Secure Site." Once the Login page is displayed, enter your User ID and Password and click on login. Once you have signed into the secure site, the provider can view their re-enrollment due date from the Account Home page. Details

March 17, 2020
Emergency Pharmacy Program Changes - CMAP COVID-19 Response - As an interim measure in response to the Governor's recent declaration of a public health emergency as the result of the outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus), DSS is temporarily taking steps to eliminate obstacles to beneficiaries accessing pharmacy services. Details

March 12, 2020
CMAP COVID-19 Response - Bulletin 1: Emergency Temporary Telemedicine Coverage - As an interim measure in response to the Governor?s recent declaration of a public health emergency as the result of the outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus), the Department of Social Services (DSS) is temporarily expanding portions of telemedicine coverage effective for dates of service from March 13, 2020 until the Department has notified providers in writing that the state has deemed COVID-19 no longer to be a public health emergency. Details

March 12, 2020
New Coverage of Specified Telemedicine Services Under the Connecticut Medical Assistance Program (CMAP) - Effective for dates of service March 13, 2020 and forward, in accordance with section 17b-245e of the 2020 supplement to the Connecticut General Statutes, DSS will implement full coverage of specified synchronized telemedicine, which is defined as an audio and video telecommunication system with real-time communication between the patient and practitioner. Details

February 20, 2020
Provider Partner Newsletter - Winter 2020 - Check out the Winter 2020 Provider Newsletter Online! - This edition includes information regarding 2020 Dental Fee Schedule Update, Provider Surveys, Endodontic Therapy Guidelines, COHI Annual Golf Classic Fundraiser and more. Details

February 19, 2020
Provider Manual Update - Feb. 19, 2020 - Exam code D0120 for Hygienist has been updated in Chapter 3 and Provider Bulletin List has been updated in Chapter 8. Details

January 2, 2020
Attention Providers: Fee Schedule Update Notification - The 2020 fee schedules have been updated as a result of the January 2020 Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) changes. The attached document has the corresponding provider bulletins number notifying providers of these changes. Details

December 27, 2019
2020 Dental Fee Schedule Clarifications and HIPAA Compliance Update - Effective for dates of service January 1, 2020 and forward, the Department of Social Services (DSS) has incorporated the 2020 Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) updates (additions, deletions and description changes) to its Dental Fee Schedule. DSS is making these changes to ensure that the dental fee schedule remains compliant with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). The changes apply to services reimbursed under the HUSKY Health A, B, C and D programs Details

November 6, 2019
Provider Partner Newsletter - Fall 2019 - Check out the Fall 2019 Provider Newsletter Online! - This edition includes information regarding CTDHP 2019 Holiday Schedule, Provider Training, Procedure Code D2990, New Fee Schedule and more. Details

October 3, 2019
Composite Resin Restoration of Incipient Carious Lesions - Effective November 1, 2019, a new code, D2990, "Resin Infiltration of Incipient Smooth Surface Lesions" will be added to the dental fee schedule. The new code affects all HUSKY Health members, i.e., HUSKY A, B, C and D. Details

September 24, 2019
Annual Orthodontic Calibration Meeting - CTDHP would like to invite all Orthodontists in the network to attend the Annual Orthodontic Calibration Meeting followed by dinner on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at Hawks Landing Country Club in Southington at 6:30 PM. Please RSVP by September 20, 2019 to Norma Liistro @ 860-507-2319 Details

September 24, 2019
End User Training On The CT interChange System - DXC Technology will be conducting end user training on the CT interChange system and invites you and your team members to attend. Training will be held at the DXC Technology office in East Hartford, CT. Details

September 24, 2019
Fee Schedule Effective September 11, 2019 is released! - The Connecticut Dental Health Partnership has released the new dental fee schedule for children and adults that takes effect on September 11, 2019. If you have questions please call the call center at 1-855-283-3682. Details

September 17, 2019
Discontinue Billing Code D2990 - Attention All Dental Providers, Dental Clinics and Federally Qualified Health Centers: Provider bulletin, PB 19-51 indicated that CDT code D2990 would be added to the dental fee schedules effective September 1, 2019. DSS has had to delay the effective date, therefore, CDT code D2990 is not yet effective for billing. Details

September 12, 2019
Fee Schedule Effective August 29, 2019 is released! - The Connecticut Dental Health Partnership has released the new dental fee schedule for children and adults that takes effect on August 29, 2019. If you have questions please call the call center at 1-855-283-3682. Details

July 29, 2019
Update to the Dental Fee Schedule - Composite Resin Restoration of Incipient Carious Lesions - Effective September 1, 2019, a new Current Dental Terminology (CDT) code, D2990, "Resin Infiltration of Incipient Smooth Surface Lesions" will be added to the pediatric and adult dental fee schedules. The new code affects all HUSKY Health members, i.e., HUSKY A, B, C and D. Details

July 18, 2019
Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) Imaging For All HUSKY Members - Effective July 1, 2019, dental providers will be required to seek prior authorization (PA) prior to using Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) imaging for all HUSKY A, B, C and D members. D0364 will remain on the dental fee schedule with a change in the paid fee while the subsequent following Current Dental Terminology (CDT) procedure codes will be added to the dental fee schedule. Details

July 18, 2019
Update for the Adult Dental Fee Schedule - Composite Restorations on Molar Teeth - This policy transmittal is to inform all dental providers of the update to the dental fee schedule regarding a change in policy pertaining to composite resin restorations on molar teeth 2, 3, 14, 15, 18, 19, 30 and 31. These changes will be effective on and after July 1, 2019 and will be for all HUSKY A, C and D adult members. Details

July 16, 2019
Fee Schedule Effective June 25, 2019 is released! - The Connecticut Dental Health Partnership has released the new dental fee schedule for children and adults that takes effect on June 25, 2019. If you have questions please call the call center at 1-855-283-3682. Details

July 1, 2019
Exciting News! - EXPAREL Associated with Significantly Less Opioid Use - New Retrospective Analysis Shows EXPAREL Associated with Significantly Less Opioid Use Following Third Molar Extraction based on Results presented at 97th general session and exhibition of the International Association for Dental Research. Details

July 1, 2019
Updated Prior Authorization Requirement for Frenulectomies for Children - This provider bulletin is to inform all dental providers that current Dental Terminology (CDT) code D7960, Frenulectomies, Frenuectomies & Frenotomies will require prior authorization (PA) with documentation for dates of service on or after August 1, 2019 for all HUSKY A, B, C and D members under two (2) years of age. Details

June 19, 2019
Update To ABC Program Fee Schedule - The Department of Social Services (DSS) inadvertently end-dated procedure codes D0145 and D1206 without notification to providers. The procedure codes have since been re-instated for dates of service through June 30, 2019. Details

June 6, 2019
COHI Golf Tournament Coming Soon - Sign Up Before It Is Too Late! - The Connecticut Oral Health Initiative, Inc. - 2019 Golf Classic to Benefit Oral Health - June 21, 2019 at Lyman Orchards in Middlefield, CT - Sign up to Golf or Sponsor! Details

June 6, 2019
Opioid Prescribing Nearly 40 Times Higher Among U.S. vs. English Dentists - Although patients in the United States and England go to the dentist at similar rates, American dentists wrote 11.4 million prescriptions for opioids in 2016, compared with about 28,000 prescriptions written by their British counterparts, according to a new AHRQ study. Details

May 14, 2019
Annual Dental Benefit Maximum Medical Necessity Threshold - This policy transmittal replaces and clarifies Provider Bulletin 2017-81, dated December 2017 and effective January 1, 2018, relating to the annual benefit maximum for nonemergency dental services for adult HUSKY A, C and D members who are 21 years old and older. Details

May 14, 2019
Complementary CE Credits! - Two Webinars By The ADA Council on Advocacy for Access and Prevention - WEBINAR - 1: E-cigarettes - What are the Facts Behind All That Vapor? - Co-hosted by the ADA and CDC; WEBINAR - 2: The Importance of Oral Health Care for Women during Pregnancy - Co-hosted by the ADA and the American Academy of Pediatrics Details

April 18, 2019
CTDHP offices will be closed Friday, April 19, 2019 - Our offices will be closed on Friday, April 19, 2019. We will be open for business at 8AM on Monday, April 22nd. Any messages or voicemail will be returned then. Thank you. Details

April 3, 2019
Provider Partner Newsletter - Spring 2019 - Check out the Spring 2019 Provider Newsletter Online! - This edition includes information regarding Exparel for extractions, Prescribing Opioids for Women of Reproductive Age, Program update, Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids, Connecticut's Dental EPSDT Schedule and more. Details

March 5, 2019
The HUSKY Health Dental Program Update - Exciting news! The CTDHP recently made a presentation to the Medical Assistance Program Oversight Council (MAPOC). The CTDHP presentation on February 8, 2019 was an opportunity to present updated information about the performance of the Connecticut Dental Health Partnership. Much of the success we have achieved has been with the assistance of YOU, our partners. Thank you! Details

December 20, 2018
Provider Partner Newsletter - Winter 2018 - Check out the Winter 2018 Provider Newsletter Online! - This edition includes information regarding upcoming Provider Survey, Birthday Rule, Addition of OrthoCAD to the list of Acceptable Digital Models, Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and more. Details

October 26, 2018
CTDHP Adds OrthoCAD To Its List of Acceptable Digital Models - In an effort to simplify the orthodontic Prior Authorization process, the CTDHP has added OrthoCAD to its list of acceptable digital model formats. At this time, we currently accept digital study models produced using Emodel from Geodigm Corporation, Orthoselect 3D Digital Study Models and the OrthoCAD digital format produced using the iTero scanner. Details

October 22, 2018
Dentists, Patients Can Report Issues With Direct-To-Consumer Dentistry Devices To FDA - The American Dental Association reports that dentists and patients "can report issues with medical devices to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, including any problems they have had with devices related to direct to consumer, or DTC, dental laboratory products". Details

August 27, 2018
New Study: Opioid Prescribing Recommendations for Dental Procedures - According to a panel of intra-specialty dental experts from the Center for Opioid Research and Education (CORE) at Johns Hopkins University, dentists should limit the number of opioids prescribed following dental procedures. Details

August 13, 2018
Adult Annual Maximum Accumulator - Issue Resolved - The technical difficulties with the Adult Maximum accumulator have been resolved.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Details

August 10, 2018
New Study: Opioid Prescribing and Use Habits - Mounting evidence that opioids prescribed for third molar extraction(s) almost triples the risk of further opioid use and potentially abuse. Details

July 16, 2018
Exciting News For Orthodontic Providers - Our Website has been improved to provide more information to our orthodontic providers about the cases they submit. You will now be able to see the orthodontic consultants scores and comments about each of your cases. Details

June 13, 2018
Free CE Credits! - Dr. Bicuspid is offering a free CE course on handpiece sterilization. Dental Handpieces: Reprocessing and Reuse, Got Contaminant? You will receive 2 credit(s) of continuing education credit upon successful completion of this course. Details

June 11, 2018
ADA Guide To Prescription Opioid Abuse - The ADA is committed to ending the scourge of opioid abuse that has been devastating our families and communities. Details

April 23, 2018
Provider Partner Newsletter - Spring 2018 - Check out the Spring 2018 Provider Newsletter Online! - This edition includes information regarding a meeting to review the SALZMANN SCORING FOR ORTHODONTIC CASES, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Dental Health in Children, A Guide for Endodontic Prior Authorization and more. Details

March 22, 2018
interChange Provider Important Message - ATTENTION ALL PROVIDERS! Claim Processing Delay: The Connecticut Medical Assistance Program is experiencing a heavy batch claim submission volume and is working through the backlog. All claims received by 7:00 PM, Thursday March 22, 2018, will be processed in this weekend?s financial cycle. We apologize for the inconvenience. Details

January 29, 2018
An Important Article About Opioid Addiction - This article was recently published in the ADA News. It is the perspective from a father, clinician and educator. A very good read. Details

January 23, 2018
2018 Dental Fee Schedule HIPAA Compliance Update - Effective for dates of service January 1, 2018, and forward, the Department of Social Services is incorporating the 2018 Health Care Common Coding Procedural System (HCPCS) updates (additions, deletions and description changes) to its dental fee schedule. The Department is making these changes to ensure that the dental fee schedule remains compliant with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. The changes apply to services reimbursed under all the HUSKY Health programs. Details

January 23, 2018
Adult Benefit Maximum FAQ - An annual dental benefit maximum of $1,000 has been implemented for dental services provided to adult clients ages 21 and older enrolled in HUSKY A, C and D benefit plans for dates of service January 1, 2018 and forward. Here are a number of frequently asked questions regarding the adult benefit maximum. Details

January 9, 2018
Delay In Provider Payments - Attention: All Providers. Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) and ASC X12 835 Health Care Claim Payment/Advice Delay: The EFT payment for January 10, 2018 claim cycle has been delayed by one day and will now be available on Thursday, January 11. 2018. The ASC X12 835 Health Care Claim Payment/Advice has been delayed one day and will be available on Thursday, January 11, 2018. Details

January 2, 2018
For HUSKY Health Providers: Other Changes in HUSKY Health - There are important changes to other parts of HUSKY Health. They are in addition to the Adult Dental Benefit change. That change is talked about in the news item below. Here are links to more info on the others: Details

January 2, 2018
Provider Partner Newsletter - Winter 2017 - Provider Newsletter for Winter 2017 is available online. This edition includes additional information on Adult Benefit Changes, Dental Neglect in Children, Dental Treatment for Pregnant Women and more. Details

December 18, 2017
Annual Dental Benefit Maximum For Adult Members - This is to notify dental providers that for dates of service January 1, 2018 and forward, there will be changes to the dental program. There will be an annual dental benefit maximum of $1000 for dental services provided to adult members ages 21 and older. Details

December 12, 2017
For Providers - Change To Recent Letter On The HUSKY Health Adult Dental Benefit Limit - In the past few days your patients may have received a letter from HUSKY Health on their new adult dental benefit limit. There is a change to a web link in the letter. Your patients should not go to www.ctdssmap.com to see your dental benefit balance. Instead please go to www.ctdhp.com, go to 'Client' and then click on 'Client Login'. Information on how they will be able to look up their balance will be there soon. We apologize for any problem this may have caused. Details

November 17, 2017
Electronically Transmitted Prescriptions for Controlled Substances - Public Act 17-131 requires prescribing practitioners to electronically transmit the controlled substance prescription to a pharmacy beginning January 1, 2018. The law provides for exemptions, including "lack of technological capacity". Details

August 16, 2017
Radiographic Coverage Under HUSKY Program - Reasons of Medical Necessity for Dental Periapical Imaging - This provider bulletin is a reminder of the dental program regulations concerning the Department of Social Services' radiographic coverage under the Connecticut Dental Health Partnership (CTDHP). Details

July 28, 2017
Provider Partner Newsletter - Summer 2017 - Provider Newsletter for Summer 2017 is available online. This edition includes additional information on PANDA/ACEs (Abuse Prevention and Neglect through Dental Awareness) Initiative and more. Details

May 24, 2017
Farmington Call Center Back Up - All services have been restored. Our call center (866-420-2924 or 855-283-3682) is open and taking calls. Details

May 24, 2017
Farmington Call Center Down - CTDHP Call Center is currently down due to an AT&T service outage. We are working with AT&T to resolve the problem as quickly as possible. We regret any inconvenience this may have caused. We will update this message as soon as we have further details. You can contact our corporate office in Philadelphia for provider support: 800-843-4727 Details

April 11, 2017
Perinatal/Infant Oral Health Inter-professional Summit - May 3 and 4, 2017 - This is a this Continuing Education Seminar with 6 CEU credits per day. 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Registration begins at 8:15 am. Lunch provided at Noon - 1:00 pm. Details

April 5, 2017
interChange Provider Important Message - Hewlett Packard Enterprise Becomes DXC Technology - Attention Providers: On April 3, 2017, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) split and merged with Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) to form a new company, DXC Technology. Details

March 31, 2017
Provider Partner Newsletter - Spring 2017 - Provider Newsletter for Spring 2017 is available online. This edition includes information on Orthodontic Update, Provider Re-enrollment, PANDA/ACEs Initiative and more. Details

March 22, 2017
New Client Eligibility Notification - Attention All Providers - New Eligibility System: Have you come across client identification (ID) number that begins with 10 instead of the usual 00? You may wonder if it is valid or not. Rest assured that it is a valid client ID. Details

March 13, 2017
2017 Dental Fee Schedule Update - Beginning January 1, 2017, the Department is adding the following CDT codes to the dental fee schedule: D1575 and D9992. These codes may require prior authorization (PA), dependent on provider type or specialty. Details

March 7, 2017
Important Message For Providers: Electronic Health Records Incentive Program - This message only applies to Eligible Professionals that are attesting to the CT Medicaid EHR Incentive Program. Details

January 23, 2017
Important Message For Medicaid Providers - The purpose of this Important Message is to request providers correct and update existing Medicaid Provider information in the CT Medicaid MMIS system. Details

January 19, 2017
CDC Releases New Mobile App for Infection Prevention in Dental Settings - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today released a new mobile application (app) to assist dental facilities with monitoring compliance with recommended infection prevention practices. Details

November 30, 2016
Changes to the Implementation of Prior Authorization for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Codes - For Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Hospital - Based Dental Clinics, Hospitals: Important information to dental providers regarding the institution of Prior Authorization (PA) requirements for the dental fee schedule for specified oral and maxillofacial surgery codes. This change will take effect for dates of service December 1, 2016 and forward. Details

November 30, 2016
Clarification of Orthognathic Surgery Medical Necessity Definitions - Surgery Codes - For Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Hospital - Based Dental Clinics: Important information to oral and maxillofacial surgeons regarding the medical necessity requirements for orthognathic surgical procedures for specified oral and maxillofacial surgery codes. This change will take effect for dates of service on December 1, 2016 and forward. Details

October 25, 2016
Letter To Husky Health Provider Regarding Section 1557 Of The ACA - As a provider partner with the Connecticut Dental Health Partnership (CTDHP) - the dental plan for HUSKY Health - we appreciate your continued participation and support of the partnership. Recently you received a mailing from the Connecticut Dental Health Partnership and the Connecticut State Dental Association with complementary materials to assist you in meeting the requirements of Section 1557 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Details

October 13, 2016
interChange Provider Important Message - Important Message to All Providers - New Eligibility System. ATTENTION: ALL PROVIDERS On October 11, 2016, the Department of Social Services (DSS) started converting to a new eligibility system called ImpaCT. Details

October 7, 2016
Electronic Claims Submission, Web Remittance Advice, Check, EFT and 835 Schedule - The DSS and HP Enterprise are publishing the CT Medical Assistance Program Electronic Claims Submission, Remittance Advice (RA), Check and Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) issue dates and 835 Schedule for the benefit of the provider community. Details

October 7, 2016
Medicaid EHR Incentive Program Patient Encounter List (PEL) - Template for 2016 - The PEL is used to support the number of Medicaid encounters and the total number of encounters entered into the MAPIR attestation. Details

October 3, 2016
CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSE: Best Practices for Pregnant and Perinatal Women in the Dental Office - IMPORTANT: LAST DATE OF REGISTRATION: 10/10/2016 - COHI is offering Continuing Education Course: 'Best Practices for Pregnant and Perinatal Women in the Dental Office' on October 14,2016. The course is offered to Dentists, Hygienists and Office Staff. Details

September 14, 2016
Section 1557 - CTDHP and the CSDA are currently working on resources to assist offices with Section 1557. Please watch for more information in the future. Details

August 22, 2016
HRSA 1557 Non-discrimination And Linguistic Access Requirements - The Connecticut State Dental Association, The Department of Social Services and The Connecticut Dental Health Partnership are collaborating to develop solutions to assist you in complying with the HRSA 1557 non-discrimination and linguistic access requirements. Please check back for further information and be on the lookout for additional communications and materials. Through these efforts we hope to minimize the impacts of the 1557 requirements on your practice. Details

July 29, 2016
Important Changes to the Fee Schedule and Billing Guidelines Effective August 1, 2016 - In accordance with the adjustments to the State's biennial budget that was recently approved by the General Assembly in Public Act - 2 of the May 2016 Special Session, the fees for selective dental services provided to children will be reduced, effective for dates of service August 1, 2016 and forward. Details

July 29, 2016
Recent and Proposed Changes to the Dental Program - Many of the citizens of Connecticut, dentists and their office staff sent letters to the Department of Social Services (DSS) to make their opinions known regarding the proposed 5% reduction to the Children's Dental Reimbursement Rates that was supposed to occur on July 1, 2016. The Department is committed to ensuring that the Connecticut Dental Health Partnership (CTDHP) provides ample access to dental services for the people we serve. Details

July 27, 2016
For Providers:- CT Medicaid Access Monitoring Review Plan (AMRP) - Effective January 4, 2016, the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) adopted regulations at 42 C.F.R. sections 447.203 and 447.204 that require state Medicaid programs to ensure Medicaid members have access to covered services. The Department of Social Services (DSS), Connecticut's state Medicaid agency, is committed to ensuring that Medicaid members can access the services they need. DSS is also committed to complying with the federal access requirements. Details

June 30, 2016
Previously Announced Rate Reduction Reconsidered - The Department of Social Services' previously announced reduction in pediatric dental reimbursement rates, scheduled to go into effect on July 1st, 2016 is being reconsidered due to feedback from dentists, members, and other oral health constituents. Details

June 28, 2016
CTDHP Is Pleased To Announce It Is Accepting A Second Format For Digital Orthodontic Models - Ortho Select 3D Digital Study Model Format added to Orthodontic Prior Authorization Process Accepted via CTDHP Website. Details

June 20, 2016
For Providers: IMPORTANT NOTICE CONCERNING CERTAIN ADULTS IN HUSKY A - 17,000 adult HUSKY Health parents will be losing their health care coverage on July 31, 2016. They will also lose their dental coverage. Details

June 9, 2016
Electronic Claim Submission required beginning 10/1/2016 - The purpose of this provider bulletin is to notify all providers that effective October 1, 2016, the Department of Social Services (DSS) will no longer accept paper claims for processing. Details

June 2, 2016
New - Children's Fee Schedule - There are changes to the dental fee schedule reimbursement rate for all children's procedure codes. This change will take effect for dates of service July 1, 2016 and forward. Details

May 9, 2016
Charter Oak Dental Meeting From 5/11/2016 to 5/13/2016 - CTDHP will be hosting a booth at the CSDA 151st Annual Charter Oak Meeting at the Mohegan Sun from 5/11/2016 to 5/13/2016. Please stop by and visit us to ask questions about the plan or to just say hello! We love to have visitors. Details

January 6, 2016
Fee Schedule has been updated effective January 1, 2016. - Updates have been made to the dental fee schedule effective January 1, 2016. Some Procedure Codes have been end-dated as of 12/31/2015. New Procedure Codes have been added as of 1/1/2016. Please refer to the dental fee schedule for prior authorization requirements and reimbursement rates. A Policy Bulletin with these updates has also been published. Details

December 10, 2015
Fluoride Code D1206 Added to Dental Fee Schedule - Effective 9/1/2015 The fluoride code D1206 has been added to the dental fee schedule. Please disregard our guidance from 2013 regarding the billing of dental procedure codes D1206 and D1208. Please bill these codes based on the description in the CDT 2015 or the most current version in the future. The guidelines that describe the benefit for these procedures can be found in our most recently updated benefit grid found under the tab for Provider Reference Material. Details

September 28, 2015
Guidelines For Scoring Orthodontic Cases - The Connecticut Dental Health Partnership uses the J.A. Salzmann, Handicapping Malocclusion Assessment Record to determine the severity of malocclusion. The completed assessment record is used to calculate an index number ("Salzmann Scoring Index") which is one criteria used in the evaluation of the orthodontic case. Details

September 3, 2015
COHI Offers 7 Credit Continuing Education Course for General Dentists on Pediatric Dentistry - The Connecticut Oral Health Initiative (COHI) is offering a Continuing Education course for General Dentists on Pediatric Dentistry. The course will be held on Friday, October 2, 2015 at the Sheraton Hartford South located on 100 Capital Boulevard, Rocky Hill, CT 06067. Details

August 31, 2015
Annual Orthodontic Meeting - The annual orthodontic calibration meeting will be held on Thursday, September 24th, 2015 at Georges Pizza located at 9 School St. in Unionville CT at 6:00 PM. Details

August 11, 2015
Provider Survey Announcement - The 2015 Provider Survey is underway. A representative from The Connecticut Dental Health Partnership (CTDHP) will be calling provider offices to update our referral information. Details

July 29, 2015
New Provider Partner eSign Process! - The Connecticut Dental Health Partnership (CTDHP) has launched a new electronic acknowledgement process, eSign, to confirm receipt of important provider partner materials. Any documents requiring an electronic signature will be presented to you immediately after logging in to the secure "Provider Partner" section of our website, www.CTDHP.com . Once you login, you will have the ability to review the new materials before providing your electronic signature, confirming receipt for the organizatio Details

July 23, 2015
CTDHP Provider Manual - New Version Released! - Version 4.0 of the new CTDHP Provider Manual has been released. There have been many changes to reflect the newest plan guidelines. Please print a new copy and replace the version you are currently using. Details

July 22, 2015
Elimination of Mailing Paper Remittance Advices - The purpose of this provider bulletin is to remind all providers of the Department of Social Services' (DSS) policy that as part of an ongoing effort to manage and reduce expenses, DSS will no longer be printing and mailing paper Remittance Advices (RAs). Details

July 16, 2015
Changes to the Orthodontic Qualifying Score - Effective for dates of service on or after July 15, 2015, the determination of medical necessity on a correctly scored Salzmann Handicapping Malocclusion Assessment will increase. Details

July 15, 2015
Attention Orthodontists! The Salzmann Malocclusion Scoring Index - The Salzmann Malocclusion Scoring Index reference material can be found in the "Clinical References" section of the CTDHP website. Details

July 14, 2015
All Phone Service Has Been Restored - Verizon has restored all service. We regret any inconvenience this issue may have caused. Details

July 10, 2015
Prior Authorization Phone Line: Update - We are still experiencing problems with our Prior Authorization Phone Line (1-888-445-6665). Details

July 6, 2015
Prior Authorization Phone Line Down - Updated 8:30 am 7/13/2015. We are experiencing problems with our Prior Authorization Phone Line (1-888-445-6665). We regret any inconvenience this may cause. We will update this message as soon as the problem has been corrected. Thank you for your understanding. If you need immediate assistance please call client services at 1-855-283-3682. Details

June 16, 2015
Provider Partner Newsletter - Spring 2015 - Watch for the latest Provider Newsletter! You should receive a copy in the mail or view it at any time by clicking on the link. Details

May 20, 2015
COHI'S 2015 Annual Golf Classic - 12th june, 2015 - Register today, Grab your Clubs, Drive the ball. Support Oral Health in Connecticut. Location: WINTONBURY HILLS GOLF COURSE BLOOMFIELD, CT Details

April 27, 2015
Changes in Dental Coverage for Bitewings - The purpose of this provider bulletin is to notify all dental providers that a limitation of one time per calendar year, for members under the age of twenty-one (21), is being implemented for bitewing radiographs, effective May 1, 2015. Details

April 14, 2015
Updated Provider Re-enrollment Notification and Process - This bulletin serves to inform providers that the Department of Social Services (DSS) is changing the re-enrollment due notification process, operated by HP Enterprise Services (HP). Details

March 20, 2015
CTDHP Accepts Emodels - In an effort to simplify the orthodontic Prior Authorization process, the CTDHP has made it possible to submit cases through the CTDHP.com website. Details

March 16, 2015
Implementation of Electronic Messaging - Replacement to the Mailing of Bulletins/Policy - The Department of Social Services (DSS) and HP are pleased to announce the upcoming implementation of electronic messages. Details

March 9, 2015
RDH Screening Assessment Certification Training - An in-person training for Registered Dental Hygienists who are enrolled providers in the Connecticut Dental Health Partnership (the dental plan for HUSKY Health) or who are in the process of enrolling. Completion of the training is a requirement for billing the new risk assessment codes D0601, D0602 and D0603 in community, non dental home settings. Details

February 6, 2015
New Provider Bulletin Regarding Hall Technique for the Placement of Stainless Steel Crowns - This provider bulletin gives important information to Dental Providers regarding the regulations governing the placement of preformed crowns using the Hall Technique for clients who obtain dental care through the Connecticut Dental Health Partnership (CTDHP). Details

January 14, 2015
Provider Partner Newsletter - December, 2014 - Provider Partner Newsletter - December, 2014 Details

November 3, 2014
Alveoloplasty - Prior Authorization Code Instructions - When submitting prior authorization or post procedure review claims for 'alveoloplasty', please note that the Connecticut Medical Assistance Program (HUSKYHealth) will only reimburse for code, 'D7320, Alveoloplasty NOT in conjunction with extractions'. Details

October 23, 2014
ADA/CSDA Bulletin On How To Work With Patients Who May Have Ebola - The Connecticut State Dental Society has issued a statement on Ebola Precautions for Dentistry. Details

October 21, 2014
New Provider Bulletin Regarding Tobacco Cessation and New Screening Code and Program for Dental Hygienists - TO: Dentists, Dental Specialists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Groups, Dental Clinics, Federally Qualified Health Centers, Hospitals and all Administrative Service Organizations RE: (1) Tobacco Cessation; (2) New Screening Code and Program for Dental Hygienists Details

October 1, 2014
Full Activation of Pharmacy, Non-Pharmacy OPR Edits and Rescheduling of Hydrocodone Combination Products - The primary purpose of this bulletin is to announce that the resident deferment is ending. Effective October 1, 2014, OPR edits will set if the ordering, referring, or prescribing is not enrolled in CMAP. Also, The U. S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has published in the Federal Register the Final Rule moving hydrocodone combination products (HCPs) from Schedule III to the more restrictive Schedule II. Details

September 15, 2014
Calibration Trainings for Dental Assessment Codes D0601, D0602, & D0603 - Currently enrolled Dental Hygienists in public health settings must attend one of the CTDHP calibration training sessions in order to bill the HUSKY Health program for these new screening codes. Details

September 5, 2014
Update to the Medicaid Dental Services Fee Schedule and Policy-September, 2014 - Update to the Medicaid Dental Services Fee Schedule and Policy for Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Clinics, Dental Federally Qualified Health Centers, School-Based Dental Health Centers and Hospital-Based Dental Clinics. Details

August 21, 2014
Electronic Health Records Incentive Program - The growth of healthcare technology occurs with the idea of making things easier and more transparent. In 2011 the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) created the Medicaid "Electronic Health Records Incentive Program" as part of the Affordable Care Act (known as ACA). Details

August 13, 2014
New Dental Provider Resources from CDC Tobacco Campaign - The dental team plays an important role in educating patients about the dangerous effects #smoking can have on their oral health. Details

July 29, 2014
Problems Reporting Client Treatment History - Important! Please Note: We have identified problems in reporting client treatment history if the client was recently seen at a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). Ask your client if they have recently had services at an FQHC or you can contact our call center at 1-855-283-3682 for up-to-date information. Details

July 18, 2014
Infection Control Seminar - The Connecticut Dental Health Partnership, the dental plan for HUSKY Health, is offering a FREE infection control seminar for dental offices enrolled in the HUSKY program. Details

June 3, 2014
July 2014 Changes to the Connecticut Medicaid Preferred Drug List (PDL) - The Pharmaceutical & Therapeutics (P&T) Committee has modified the list of preferred prescription products. The Committee has determined these preferred products as efficacious, safe and cost effective choices when prescribing for HUSKY A, HUSKY C, HUSKY D, Tuberculosis (TB), and Family Planning (FAMPL) members. Details

May 28, 2014
Electronic Claims Submission, Web Remittance Advice, Check, EFT and 835 - The claim cycle and payment cycle have been announced for the second half of 2014. It is listed in HPES Provider Bulletin PB-36. Details

May 28, 2014
Provider Partners' Newsletter - May 2014 - CTDHP Providers Newsletter for May 2014 contains information regarding Dental Home, CTDHP Providers Appeals Process, Amalgam Free Offices and much more. Details

April 22, 2014
Cultural Competency Program for Oral Health Professionals (CCPOHP) - Cultural and linguistic competency helps oral health professionals deliver care that respects patients' cultural beliefs and language preferences. By delivering oral health care that respects patients' cultural beliefs and language preferences, oral health professionals can better help patients meet their oral health care goals. Details

March 26, 2014
Implementation of ICD-10 Code Sets - This bulletin provides important information regarding the Department of Social Services implementation of the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision (ICD-10) Code Sets Details

March 26, 2014
Newly Eligible Clients under the Affordable Care Act (Part II) - A significant number of additional adults will become eligible for Medicaid as a result of the increase in income limits for HUSKY D. Those who are determined to be eligible through Access Health CT will receive a notice with a subject line "Eligibility Decision for Health Care Coverage". DSS had previously guaranteed payment for 10 days for individuals determined eligible for Medicaid who receive this notice. Until further notice, DSS has extended this period to 30 days Details

December 10, 2013
DeCare Dental, LLC/ - Recently, many dentists who participate in the Connecticut Dental Health Partnership (the HUSKY Health Medicaid dental network) received a telephone call and/or a package of information from DeCare Dental, LLC. Decare Dental is a dental network recruitment and rental company. The company operates a network of dentists under the name of "CivicSmiles" Details

June 4, 2013
CTDHP Prior Authorization Requirement Change - CTDHP Prior Authorization Requirement Change for D0120-Periodic Oral Evaluation and D1110-Prophylaxis-Adult Effective July 1, 2011, benefits for adult (21+) clients in the CTHDP programs were modified to limit the frequency of D0120, D1110 to one time per twelve (12) month period per client. Frequency limitations were originally applied against services performed within the most recent consecutive twelve (12) months prior to the applicable date of service (DSS Policy Bulletin PB 2011-61 Details

June 3, 2013
Nitrous Oxide Prior Authorization Requirement Change - For dates of service June 1st 2013 and later, Pediatric Dentists using Nitrous Oxide for behavior management purposes are not longer required to receive prior authorization or post-procedure authorization in order to bill for this procedure code. Claims for D9230 may now be submitted directly to Hewlett-Packard (HP) for payment. Details

May 3, 2013
Perinatal Treatment Resource for Dental Providers - Please visit the Clinical Reference section of the Provider area of this website for resources to help guide you in the dental care and treatment of pregnant women. Details

April 30, 2013
New! Provider Newsletter - The first edition of the CTDHP newsletter has just been mailed Details

April 9, 2013
Dental Anesthesia Coverage Guidelines and Prior Authorization Requirements - Updated guidelines are available under Provider Partners > Forms and Materials > Provider Reference Materials Details

April 1, 2013
Colgate products are no longer covered under the HUSKY Program - Notification of Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals Inc. voluntary Termination of Coverage under The State Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Programs Details

March 28, 2013
New Paper Claim Form Requirement! - As of May 1, 2013 the 2006 ADA J404 dental claim form will no longer be accepted. All dental providers who submit paper claims to HP will be required to submit their paper claims on the 2012 ADA J434 red dental claim form. Any 2006 ADA dental claim forms received by HP after May 1, 2013 will be returned to the provider. Details

January 1, 2013
CDT 2013 Code Change for Topical Fluoride - The ADA has instituted new codes for the application of topical fluoride. Details