frequently asked questions

Frequently Asked Questions 


Is dental care covered by Medicare?

Medicare does not cover most dental care, dental procedures, or supplies, like cleanings, fillings, tooth extractions, dentures, dental plates, or other dental devices. Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance) will pay for certain dental services that you get when you're in a hospital.

Is oral surgery covered by Medicare?

Medicare Part B covers oral surgery that involves a problem with jaw or mouth bones, nerves, or tissue. Medicare Part B may cover such treatment when performed by medical doctors or by Medicare-participating non-M.D. oral surgeons if it's the type of surgery that medical doctors also perform.

What is DentaQuest?

DentaQuest is an organization that provides dental benefits. It is the third largest dental benefits administrator in the United States. DentaQuest's mission is to help people improve their oral health while managing their dental care costs.

What is the Children’s Health Insurance Program? (CHIP)

If your children need health coverage, they may be eligible for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). If they qualify, you won't have to buy an insurance plan to cover them. CHIP provides low-cost health coverage to children in families that earn too much money to qualify for Medicaid. In some states, CHIP covers pregnant women. Each state offers CHIP coverage, and works closely with its state Medicaid program. Each state program has its own rules about who qualifies for CHIP. You can apply any time of year and find out if you qualify. If you apply for Medicaid coverage to your state agency, you’ll also find out if your children qualify for CHIP.

Call 1-800-318-2596 (TTY: 1-855-889-4325).

What is MIChild?

MIChild is a health insurance program. It is for uninsured children of Michigan's working families. MIChild services are provided by many HMOs and other health care plans throughout Michigan.