AssureCare, a provider of healthcare management software and solutions, is expected to release a dental module in its patient healthcare platform, MedCompass, on April 1, 2017.
The capability is aimed at enhancing the dental authorisation process, especially for low-income families.
The software offers end-to-end care management capabilities to providers and payers.
It can concurrently complete multiple care planning tasks, submit dental authorizations, and create question templates for authorizations to elicit additional details.
"Dental disease is the most common chronic illness for children. It is preventable, and yet, dental care remains as one of the most unmet treatment needs in children in America," said Yousuf Ahmad, president and CEO of AssureCare.
"There are many dental conditions that affect the health of our children. Dental caries (tooth decay) is the most concerning issue due to its substantial prevalence in the low-income Medicaid population."
More than 25 percent of children have tooth decay in baby teeth before entering kindergarten, and by age 19, more than 70 percent have experienced tooth decay in permanent teeth.
"Our solution, MedCompass Dental, enables our customers to ensure effective and efficient provision of dental care to all members, including children," Ahmad noted.
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