MILWAUKEE, Feb. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- MHS Health, a wholly owned subsidiary of Centene Corporation, has announced Dental Health & Wellness as its new dental benefits manager effective January 1, 2016. Dental Health & Wellness, one of Centene's specialized health solutions companies, is partnering with MHS Health to administer dental benefits for members in Wisconsin's Medicaid program who live in Southeast Wisconsin.
"Good dental care is important to maintaining emotional well-being as well as physical health," said Sherry Husa, president and CEO of MHS Health. "We are committed to working with our new partner to increase access to providers and utilization of their services by our members."
"Preventative and routine dental care is critical to maintaining a person's overall health," said Scott Laihinen, plan president and CEO, Dental Health & Wellness. "Through our partnership with MHS Health, we demonstrate our commitment to providing Medicaid recipients with access to quality dental services, especially children."
Dental Health & Wellness has established robust dental provider and specialty provider networks to ensure a smooth transition for MHS Health members statewide. Members whose current dental providers are not participating in the Dental Health & Wellness network may continue seeing their provider without disruption throughout the 90-day continuity of care period. Providers interested in joining the Dental Health & Wellness network can sign up online by entering code WI.
About MHS Health Wisconsin
MHS Health Wisconsin, founded in 1984, is a health maintenance organization (HMO) that provides coverage for Wisconsin beneficiaries in BadgerCare Plus, SSI and Medicare Advantage. MHS Health also offers commercial health plans, branded as Ambetter from MHS Health Wisconsin, through the Wisconsin Health Insurance Marketplace. The health plan currently serves about 80,000 members. MHS' Medicaid plan is accredited through the NCQA. MHS, through its parent company, Centene Corp., also offers specialty services including behavioral health, life and health management, managed vision, telehealth services and pharmacy benefits management. For more information, visit www.mhswi.com.
About Dental Health & Wellness
Dental Health & Wellness is committed to improving the oral health of the community one smile at a time, which leads to improved overall health of individuals. Dental Health & Wellness' innovative client solutions, education programs, personal attention and provider support create a comprehensive dental care system that reduces administrative burden for providers and offers quality dental services for our client's members.
SOURCE MHS Health Wisconsin