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Stories with subject: Dentistry
  • Audit questions Medicaid billing by 335 California dentists 
    Updated: May-18-15 12:29 am

    LOS ANGELES - A California dentist who treats children under Medicaid billed for more than 1,000 services a day for almost 100 days in 2012. Another provided 33 procedures - including multiple stainless steel crowns and baby root canals - to a 4-year-old during a visit. Another received an extremely high payment per child - $699 compared with a statewide average payment of $166 per child.

  • Advocates push lawmakers to help social programs in budget story has photos
    Updated: May-15-15 8:09 pm

    SACRAMENTO, California - As California lawmakers begin drilling into Gov. Jerry Brown's $115 billion budget proposal, Democrats and social welfare advocates say they see many areas that need even more funding to make up for deep cuts during the recession.

  • Minnesota's dental reimbursement effort likely to fall short 
    Updated: May-11-15 5:46 pm

    MANKATO, Minnesota - A push to make it easier for dentists to be reimbursed for treating patients with state insurance in Minnesota looks like it will succeed at the Capitol, but not by as much as advocates hoped.