Clarification on recent MaineCare Benefits Manual Section 31 and 25 proposals: effective dates of dental externs and residents

February 12, 2014

We have discovered a typographical error in the proposed Section 31: the effective dates of reimbursement for dental externs and dental residents at FQHCs is inconsistent with the effective dates of reimbursement for externs and residents in the Dental Services rule (Section 25), which was proposed on the same date.

Section 25 proposes that services provided by Dental Residents will be reimbursable 9/1/11 and that services provided by Dental Externs will be reimbursable 365 days prior to the adoption of the rule; Section 31 incorrectly reversed those two dates. The Department intends to correct the dates in Section 31 to be consistent with the dates in Section 25, upon adoption of the final rule.