The Value of Dental and Medical Benefit Integration
Research has shown that people with good oral health generally have better overall health. The ability to combine data from both dental and medical care empowers insurers to derive additional insights about the best care for each patient that would otherwise not be available without comprehensive data. By having access to integrated dental and medical care information, Anthem can optimize information sharing, care coordination, and communication to members and their medical and dental providers. This information sharing helps providers have a more complete view of their patients’ health, supporting better treatment and outcomes. This white paper outlines these and other Anthem activities designed to improve oral health, and the impact these activities can have on overall health and costs.