7th Circuit: Indiana Must Cover 'Medically Necessary' Dental Services

7th Circuit: Indiana Must Cover 'Medically Necessary' Dental Services

CHICAGO - The Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Sept. 26 affirmed a federal trial court order granting a class of Medicaid plaintiffs from Indiana preliminary injunctive relief in their challenge of the state's cap on "medically necessary" dental care under the state's Medicaid program. The Seventh Circuit concluded that Indiana's Family and Social Services Administration must not attach "arbitrary" caps to medically necessary dental care under federal and state law (Sandra M. Bontrager, et al., v. Indiana Family and Social Services Administration, et al.,  No. 11-3710, 7th Cir.; 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 20157).

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