Medicaid Pregnancy and Postpartum Benefits

TennCare enrollees who have Medicaid during a pregnancy will now keep their coverage for 12 months following the end of pregnancy. All adult TennCare enrollees now have dental benefits. Adult pregnant and postpartum enrollees will receive the same benefits and coverage as all adult members, as of January 1, 2023.

Adult enrollees will be able to see a dentist at no cost to them for all medically necessary, covered dental services, which consist of regular exams, x-rays, cleanings, fillings, crowns, and more.

The list of covered procedure codes and additional information regarding the adult dental benefit is available on TennCare’s Dental Services page.

Help connect TennCare moms to care!

  • Remind pregnant moms to update TennCare Connect by calling 855-259-0701 or updating their account online at tenncareconnect.tn.gov. For detailed instructions on how to update your TennCare Connect account, visit the Notify TennCare of a Pregnancy page.
  • Preventive, diagnostic, and restorative, dental treatment is safe throughout pregnancy. Help educate, encourage, and connect moms to dental care by finding a local provider at dentaquest.com/state-plans/regions/tennessee or call 855-418-1623.

Communication Resources

Resources are available for general use to help raise awareness around available benefits. These resources can be distributed online, printed for distribution, or posted on doors of waiting rooms or exam rooms.

If you need help or have questions, reach out to:

Wellpoint (formerly known as Amerigroup): 833-731-2153

BlueCare Tennessee: 800-468-9698

UnitedHealthcare Community Plan: 800-690-1606

TennCareSelect: 800-263-5479