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Lower Medical Claims Costs Linked to Payer's Dental Program



Six years after launching a dental medical integration program, Aetna reports that hospital admissions and claims costs are down, while diabetes control has improved by 45% among 1.5 million patients.



1 comments on "Lower Medical Claims Costs Linked to Payer's Dental Program"
Keaven Wright,RN,MSN,CRRN (10/30/2013 at 11:47 AM)

It is amazing to me that insurance companies haven't picked up on this before. of course a person with good dental health is going to be healthier than some one who does not. If a person can't chew healthy fresh fruits and vegetables the only option left is overcooked mushy ones and that leads to poor nutrition, high blood sugar , wight gain, high cholesterol and general malnutrition and poorer overall health. It is cheaper to stay healthy than it is to be sick ~!!! good dental health is one of the most important foundations to good health. neglect your teeth at your peril. Sometimes Insurance companies are penny wise and pound foolish!!!!! If Premiums for Insurance don't cover dental health care and check ups then often the cost is so much more over the long term.