Chapter 1: Introduction

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Dear HUSKY Health and Covered CT Participating Dental Provider: 

Welcome to “The Partnership”!

Programs covered under The Connecticut Dental Health Partnership (CTDHP) include The State of Connecticut’s publicly funded dental care programs:

  • HUSKY A,
  • HUSKY B,
  • HUSKY C (Traditional Medicaid Title XIX Fee for Service),
  • HUSKY D (Medicaid for Low Income Adults), and
  • Covered CT (dental program launched in 2022.) 

The Connecticut Dental Health Partnership’s mission is to enable all HUSKY Health members to achieve and maintain good oral health.

We work to ensure all members have equitable access to oral health services.
These programs which address the oral health needs for approximately 1,000,000 residents in Connecticut. Participants in the program include the aged, blind and disabled, low income families and adults as well as the state
sponsored insurance plan known as SCHIP. DSS is the lead Medicaid agency for the State of Connecticut which provides a broad range of services to the elderly, people with disabilities, families and individuals who need assistance in maintaining or achieving their full potential for self-direction, self-reliance and independent living.

DSS administers the Medical Assistance Program which includes the Connecticut Dental Health Partnership. BeneCare Dental Plans was selected by DSS, in 2008, as the Administrative Service Organization (ASO) to manage the Connecticut Dental Health Partnership for the State of Connecticut. BeneCare is a dental benefit management company that operates dental benefit programs for fully insured and self-insured clients in the Northeast and MidAtlantic regions under a wide array of State, County and Municipal government, multi-employer welfare fund and commercial employer sponsored plans.

Please review this manual carefully. The manual is an addendum to the contract you have with the State of Connecticut Medical Assistance Program. Item 10 of the Provider Enrollment Agreement states in part: “To abide by the DSS’ Medical Assistance Program Provider Manual(s), as amended from time to time, as well as all bulletins, policy transmittals, notices and amendments that shall be communicated to the Provider, which shall be binding upon receipt unless otherwise noted.”

Please pay particular attention to the section entitled Connecticut Dental Health Partnership Policy/Standards of Care section which contains information on marketing guidelines as well as appointment scheduling guidelines and other
important information.

CTDHP will be sharing a variety of programmatic updates and notices with you in the future, so please be on the look-out for these communications and place them with your manual.

Thank you for your continued participation in our HUSKY Health and Covered CT programs.

Connecticut Dental Health Partnership