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PDFWAC 182-535-1099

Dental-related services for clients of the developmental disabilities administration of the department of social and health services.

Subject to coverage limitations and restrictions identified for a specific service, the medicaid agency pays for the additional dental-related services listed in this section that are provided to clients of the developmental disabilities administration of the department of social and health services (DSHS), regardless of age.
(1) Preventive services. The agency covers:
(a) Periodic oral evaluations once every four months per client, per provider.
(b) Prophylaxis once every four months.
(c) Periodontal maintenance once every six months (see subsection (3) of this section for limitations on periodontal scaling and root planing).
(d) Topical fluoride varnish, rinse, foam or gel, once every four months, per client, per provider or clinic.
(e) Sealants:
(i) Only when used on the occlusal surfaces of:
(A) Primary teeth A, B, I, J, K, L, S, and T; or
(B) Permanent teeth two, three, four, five, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, eighteen, nineteen, twenty, twenty-one, twenty-eight, twenty-nine, thirty, and thirty-one.
(ii) Once per tooth in a two-year period.
(2) Other restorative services. The agency covers:
(a) All recementations of permanent indirect crowns.
(b) Prefabricated stainless steel crowns, including stainless steel crowns with resin window, resin-based composite crowns (direct), prefabricated esthetic coated stainless steel crowns, and prefabricated resin crowns for primary anterior teeth once every two years only for clients age twenty and younger without prior authorization.
(c) Prefabricated stainless steel crowns, including stainless steel crowns with resin window, resin-based composite crowns (direct), prefabricated esthetic coated stainless steel crowns, and prefabricated resin crowns for primary posterior teeth once every two years for clients age twenty and younger without prior authorization if:
(i) Decay involves three or more surfaces for a primary first molar;
(ii) Decay involves four or more surfaces for a primary second molar; or
(iii) The tooth had a pulpotomy.
(d) Prefabricated stainless steel crowns, including stainless steel crowns with resin window, and prefabricated resin crowns for permanent posterior teeth excluding one, sixteen, seventeen, and thirty-two once every two years without prior authorization for any age.
(3) Periodontic services.
(a) Surgical periodontal services. The agency covers:
(i) Gingivectomy/gingivoplasty once every three years. Documentation supporting the medical necessity of the service must be in the client's record (e.g., drug induced gingival hyperplasia).
(ii) Gingivectomy/gingivoplasty with periodontal scaling and root planing or periodontal maintenance when the services are performed:
(A) In a hospital or ambulatory surgical center; or
(B) For clients under conscious sedation, deep sedation, or general anesthesia.
(b) Nonsurgical periodontal services. The agency covers:
(i) Periodontal scaling and root planing, one time per quadrant in a twelve-month period.
(ii) Periodontal maintenance (four quadrants) substitutes for an eligible periodontal scaling or root planing, twice in a twelve-month period.
(iii) Periodontal maintenance allowed six months after scaling or root planing.
(iv) Full-mouth or quadrant debridement allowed once in a twelve-month period.
(v) Full-mouth scaling in the presence of generalized moderate or severe gingival inflammation.
(4) Adjunctive general services. The agency covers:
(a) Oral parenteral conscious sedation, deep sedation, or general anesthesia for any dental services performed in a dental office or clinic. Documentation supporting the medical necessity must be in the client's record.
(b) Sedation services according to WAC 182-535-1098 (1)(c) and (e).
(5) Nonemergency dental services. The agency covers nonemergency dental services performed in a hospital or an ambulatory surgical center for services listed as covered in WAC 182-535-1082, 182-535-1084, 182-535-1086, 182-535-1088, and 182-535-1094. Documentation supporting the medical necessity of the service must be included in the client's record.
(6) Miscellaneous services - Behavior management. The agency covers behavior management according to WAC 182-535-1098.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 41.05.021 and 41.05.160. WSR 17-20-097, § 182-535-1099, filed 10/3/17, effective 11/3/17; WSR 16-18-033, § 182-535-1099, filed 8/26/16, effective 9/26/16; WSR 15-10-043, § 182-535-1099, filed 4/29/15, effective 5/30/15. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.05.021 and 2013 2nd sp.s. c 4 § 213. WSR 14-08-032, § 182-535-1099, filed 3/25/14, effective 4/30/14. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.05.021. WSR 12-09-081, § 182-535-1099, filed 4/17/12, effective 5/18/12. WSR 11-14-075, recodified as § 182-535-1099, filed 6/30/11, effective 7/1/11. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.500, 74.09.520. WSR 07-06-042, § 388-535-1099, filed 3/1/07, effective 4/1/07.]
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