Is the Medical Assistance program in Pennsylvania required to accept any dentist who requests acceptance into their Managed Care Organizations (MCOs)?
Participation in the proprietary dental provider networks of the MCOs that are contracted with the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare is subject to the discretion of the MCO. As with most MCOs, they are required to provide adequate access to care for their members, but are not required to enroll and credential every provider who requests to participate in the network.
Answer is informational only and not intended as legal advice. Answer may contain excerpts from The ADA Practical Guide to Frequently Asked Legal Questions.