October 14, 2019

HHSC intends to award three dental managed care contracts to DentaQuest USA Insurance Company, Inc., MCNA Insurance Company, and United Healthcare Insurance Company for an initial contract period of three years. The award notices will be posted on the Electronic State Business Daily (ESBD) when the contracts are fully executed.  That notice of award will trigger the period in which a protest may be filed in accordance with 1 T.A.C. §391.405.

The statewide Dental Program provides dental services to over 3 million Texas Children’s Medicaid (Medicaid) and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) eligible children. The principal objective of the Dental Program is to provide quality, comprehensive dental services in a manner that improves the oral health of the Members through preventive care, health education, early intervention and to promote improved access to quality care, thereby significantly improving health outcomes for the target populations. Dental Members’ primary and preventive Medicaid and CHIP dental services are provided statewide through dental contractors. Each dental contractor is responsible for contracting with general dentists, pediatric dentists and dental specialists to create a delivery network.