||Maryland Medicaid Service Utilization
||Children aged 0 to 12 and 13 to 20 years in the fee-for-service (FFS) Medicaid or full HealthChoice managed care organization (MCO) programs. Enrollees in the following coverage groups were excluded from the analysis: undocumented immigrants (X02), Breast and Cervical Screening Program (W01), and Family Planning Program (P10). Individuals enrolled in the Primary Adult Care (PAC) program (S09) were also excluded because dental services are not a required benefit for these enrollees.
||Children who had at least one dental visit during the measurement year. Dental visits were identified by FFS claims in the Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS2). For these measures, a dental visit is defined as one unique contact between a provider and an enrollee that may not exceed one per day.
||(Numerator/Denominator)*100= Single-Year Calculation
||All races/ethnicities (aggregated),
In 2016, data from 2012 to 2014 were re-run using an updated data set. Updated rates differ from past values posted on this website.
Reporting on race became optional after 2013; individuals enrolling in the Medicaid program 2014 onward may not have reported race. For individuals who enrolled in the Medicaid program prior to 2014, their reported race in 2012 through 2014 was imputed to their files for 2014, 2015, and onward.