Pennsylvania’s MA dental plans are divided into two programs. The first program is Health Choices and involves managed care organizations (MCOs). Pennsylvania CHIP also is covered under various managed care organizations. It is available in the more populated areas of the state. The second is known as Access or Access Plus. It is available in all areas of the state.
Some families will have the option of accepting either Access or Health Choices so it is important that you understand the differences in these plans. Health care providers (physicians, dentists, optometrists, podiatrists, etc.) can participate in all, or may choose to participate only in some of these programs. You might consider it helpful to obtain an accurate list of those doctors who participate in a given MA health care plan before you choose to become a member of that plan.