Evidence Based Integrated Care Plan
Studies have shown that gum disease may increase a woman's risk of having a pre-term delivery of a low birth-weight baby. Researchers suspect that the bacteria that causes periodontal disease can accelerate the production of labor-inducing signals that, in turn, cause premature labor.
As a way of supporting preventive care, improving health and lowering overall costs for members with these and other qualifying medical conditions, we have added a third dental cleaning option. This benefit is available to persons who have had two cleanings during the current benefit period and have:
Benefits will be expanded for members who have any of these conditions and enroll in the Evidence Based Integrated Care Plan.