Plans may define "medically necessary orthodontia" differently

12/18/2013 | Kaiser Health News

The Affordable Care Act requires pediatric dental plan sponsors to cover medically necessary orthodontia, but different plans may use different definitions of the term. Stand-alone plans might be better for children who need orthodontia because such plans are more likely than plans embedded in medical policies to have lower out-of-pocket maximums and deductibles, says Colin Reusch, a Children's Dental Health Project senior policy analyst.

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