Michigan has approximately 14,000 children in foster care, and Health Liaison Officers (HLOs) coordinate, direct and guide the health care needs of these children. HLOs rely on dentists to ensure foster care children receive dental care within 90 days of entering the foster care system, as mandated by law. Dentists can contact their local HLO to learn more about the needs of their patients in foster care.
To help children on Medicaid access dental services, physicians and HLOs can refer children who need a dental checkup to a dentist through Michigan’s Dental Registry (MiDRSM). MiDRSM is a referral management system that connects care teams (i.e., medical, dental and social service providers) to better manage the oral health care needs of children, and is directly linked to Delta Dental’s Healthy Kids Dental provider network.
To receive new patient referrals and communicate directly with referring physicians and HLOs about patient care, enroll today to use MiDR℠ by contacting Imen Alem at MiDR@altarum.org or 844-464-8338.
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