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Below is the latest news and information from MCNA, as well as news from our partners in the dental health care industry. You may also subscribe to our RSS News Feed, or follow us on our Social Media Sites for quick access to our latest news and events.

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We post news regularly so be sure to check back often!

Mar
28
2018
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MCNA Dental has once again earned URAC Dental Plan Accreditation after completing the thorough desktop review and onsite interview processes. The accreditation is valid through December 2020. This is the second time that MCNA Dental has received accreditation from URAC for its dental plan operations since 2014 when the company became the first dental plan in the nation to earn this important distinction.

"Our mission includes going the extra mile to demonstrate our commitment to quality. Applying for and achieving URAC Dental Plan accreditation is just one way we show our clients that MCNA Dental is an active and effective partner in the delivery of oral health care and services. We are very proud to achieve this distinction once again as proof of our dedication to improving oral health outcomes for our members across the nation," said Dr. Philip Hunke, Plan President for MCNA.

"Just like health plans, American dental plans are now receiving increased expectations for their quality and that they can demonstrate they deliver better care at a lower cost. With URAC Dental Plan Accreditation, MCNA Dental distinguishes itself by verifying its safety and security against a set of rigorous quality standards. We salute MCNA Dental for its commitment to meeting population health goals," said URAC President and CEO Kylanne Green.

URAC's mission is to advance quality in healthcare through leadership, accreditation, measurement, and innovation. URAC's accreditation process enables learning and compliance with nationally recognized healthcare standards and supports improvements and innovation in healthcare management and delivery.

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Feb
1
2018

MCNA Dental began serving members enrolled in the Arkansas Medicaid and CHIP dental program on January 1, 2018, as a dental benefits manager contracted with the Arkansas Department of Human Services. MCNA Dental provides coordinated and fully integrated oral health care to over 300,000 children and adults across the state.

"MCNA delivers high-quality dental care and services to children and adults. We are passionate about our partnership with the Arkansas dental community, and we look forward to collaborating with our network providers to achieve lasting positive impacts on the oral health of our members," said Dr. Thomas Isbell, Arkansas Dental Director for MCNA Dental.

MCNA Dental's comprehensive approach to dental care has been successful in the other states the company serves, including the neighboring states of Texas and Louisiana. The company's focus on outstanding service and support for participating dentists helps to facilitate the delivery of quality dental care and treatment. MCNA Dental offers providers access to innovative technology-based solutions that streamline administrative processes and enhance the availability of information.

"MCNA Dental has always been committed to innovation. Tools like our online Provider Portal help to simplify processes, and our Member Portal and mobile app give members easy access to better care," said Executive Director, Dr. John Grammer. "We are proud to utilize these proven solutions in Arkansas to ensure that Medicaid and CHIP enrollees receive the best care possible."

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Oct
31
2017

MCNA Dental is proud to announce the opening of our new regional office on the campus of the Nebraska Innovation Center in Lincoln. Learn more about our new opportunity to serve the children and adults in Nebraska by visiting the link below:

http://news.unl.edu/newsrooms/today/article/mcna-dental-sets-up-shop-at-nebraska-innovation-campus/

Oct
4
2017
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MCNA Dental, a leading national dental benefits company for Medicaid and CHIP programs, donated dental kits, backpacks, and essential health supplies to hundreds of Hurricane Harvey victims during a community health fair Saturday at the Alief YMCA in Houston. Many MCNA Dental employees also volunteered their time at the event to operate donation stations for those in need. They distributed dental health materials as well as clothing, toys, and shoes collected by UPS.

"Our employees have demonstrated the core values of outreach and service that make up the heart of MCNA Dental's dedication to our communities. We are proud to be able to serve families and children that were displaced by the hurricane," Dr. Jeffrey Feingold, Chairman and CEO of MCNA Dental. "We thank those who organized this important event and the rest of our community partners who joined MCNA Dental to help."

Health fair participants included the Alief Independent School District, University of Texas Schools of Public Health, Dentistry and Nursing, the American Red Cross, Texas Star Alliance, UPS and FEMA. Over 200 free dental screenings and flu shots were provided by the UTHealth School of Dentistry and UT physicians.

MCNA Insurance Company is based in San Antonio with more than 300 Texas employees. The company provides dental benefits to nearly 1.5 million children in the Texas Medicaid and CHIP programs, and serves more than 4 million members nationwide.

To date, MCNA's contributions to immediate relief and rebuilding efforts in Houston include more than $600,000 in donations and supplies to the following organizations: Rebuild Texas Fund, American Red Cross Texas Gulf Coast, Texas Dental Association Relief Grant, Corpus Christi Salvation Army, and San Antonio Food Bank.

To learn how you can join MCNA Dental and support relief efforts, please visit the Rebuild Texas Fund website at www.rebuildtx.org, and the American Red Cross website at www.redcross.org.

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Sep
27
2017

Dr. Jeffrey Feingold, Chairman and CEO of MCNA Dental, announced today that MCNA Dental stands with Governor Greg Abbott and the citizens of the Great State of Texas during this time of relief and recovery. In response to the destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey, MCNA Dental made a $500,000 donation to the Rebuild Texas Fund.

"We are Texans and we are committed to helping our communities during this time of crisis and contributing to the long-term rebuilding efforts. We commend Governor Abbott for his guidance and leadership during this disaster, and encourage everyone to support his call to raise $100 million to help Texas on its road to recovery," said Dr. Feingold, Chairman and CEO of MCNA.

MCNA Insurance Company is based in San Antonio with over 300 Texas employees. The company provides dental benefits to nearly 1.5 million children in the Texas Medicaid and CHIP programs, and serves over 4 million members nationwide. It has established multiple channels of giving with our existing community partners to provide immediate funds and basic necessities directly to individuals and network dentists in the most heavily impacted areas of Texas.

"In addition to our donation to the Rebuild Texas Fund, we wanted to make sure that people displaced by Hurricane Harvey had essential supplies and access to oral hygiene products such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, and dental floss," said Dr. Feingold. "Our donations of funds and supplies through our partner organizations are helping restore hope to the thousands of people impacted by this hurricane."

To date, MCNA's contributions to immediate relief and rebuilding efforts include:

  • $500,000 to the Rebuild Texas Fund, which is working to raise $100 million to assist with recovery.
  • $50,000 and dental kits to the American Red Cross Texas Gulf Coast for distribution to storm victims.
  • $25,000 to the Texas Dental Association Relief Grant to help dental providers rebuild their practices.
  • $5,000 in food and supplies to the Corpus Christi Salvation Army and to the San Antonio Food Bank, which are feeding thousands of victims and relief workers.
  • 15,000 dental kits to be distributed to those in need by the University of Texas at Houston School of Dentistry.

MCNA Dental's donations have inspired our employees to personally donate money and supplies to help Texans in need, and to volunteer their time outside of work with ongoing Red Cross relief efforts. To learn how you can join MCNA Dental and support relief efforts, please visit the Rebuild Texas Fund website at www.rebuildtx.org, and the American Red Cross website at www.redcross.org.

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Sep
13
2017

MCNA Dental announced today that it was reaccredited by NCQA in Credentialing. This is the fourth time that NCQA has accredited MCNA Dental's provider credentialing functions since 2011. This important distinction signifies the company's ongoing commitment to meeting and exceeding the highest operational standards.

"Achieving accreditation is part of our overall focus on quality and results. Maintaining our Credentialing Accreditation for seven years against NCQA's increasingly challenging criteria is evidence of MCNA Dental's ongoing commitment to superior service and provider satisfaction," said Mayre Herring Thompson, Chief Compliance Officer of MCNA Dental.

NCQA is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations. It also recognizes clinicians and practices in key areas of performance. NCQA's Web site (www.ncqa.org) contains information to help consumers, employers and others make more informed health care choices.

"With this accreditation, our state partners know that we are constantly improving the value and reliability of our services," said Sophia Wallen, Director of Credentialing for MCNA Dental. "It is a testament to our ability to evolve as a thriving organization that we continue to grow seamlessly while staying true to our core high quality standards for service."

* NCQA has reviewed and accredited MCNA Dental's Credentialing functions only. For complete details on the scope of this review, visit www.ncqa.org.

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