Dental Transformation Initiative Domain 3 Resources

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This domain aims to improve the continuity of dental care for children in Medi-Cal. Incentive payments will be awarded to dental providers in select counties who have maintained continuity of care through providing examinations for their enrolled children ages 20 and under. The goal is to Increase continuity of care for beneficiaries ages 20 and under for 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 continuous years.


On January 1, 2019, Domain 3 expanded from 17 to 36 pilot counties. The added counties became effective beginning in program year 4. Additionally, Domain 3 annual incentive payment amounts increased by $60 per beneficiary with dates of service of January 1, 2019 or later. The revised payment scale with a $60 increase was reflected in the June 2020 incentive payment and will be reflected in the June 2021, June 2022, and 2023 incentive payments. The next annual Domain 3 payment will occur June 2022. 

The established pilot counties are:

  • Alameda​
  • Monterey*​
  • ​Santa Barbara*
  • Butte*​
  • Napa*
  • ​Santa Clara*
  • ​Contra Costa*
  • Nevada
  •  Santa Cruz
  • ​Del Norte
  • Orange*
  • ​Shasta
  • ​El Dorado
  • Placer​
  • ​Solano*
  • ​Fresno
  • Riverside​
  • ​Sonoma
  • ​Imperial*
  • San Bernardino​*
  • ​Stanislaus
  • ​Kern
  • San Diego​*
  • ​Sutter*
  • ​Madera
  • ​San Francisco*
  • ​Tehama*
  • ​Marin
  • San Joaquin*​
  • ​Tulare*
  • ​Merced*
  • ​San Luis Obispo
  • ​Ventura*
  • ​Modoc
  • ​San Mateo*
  • ​Yolo

 *Additional counties effective January 1, 2019

The counties selected do not offer dental managed care, so only enrolled Medi-Cal Dental providers in the Medi-Cal Dental Fee-For-Service (FFS) delivery system including Safety Net Clinics (e.g., Federally Qualified Health Centers; Rural Health Clinics; and Indian Health Services/Memorandum of Agreement Clinics (community health centers)) in the selected counties may participate in this Domain. Enrolled FFS Medi-Cal Dental providers in the selected counties are not required to take any action to participate in this Domain. However, Safety Net Clinics must submit an Opt-in Form to participate and transmit their claims data using the instructions below.

Safety Net Clinic Resources for Data Submission

The SNC opt-in deadline for Domain 3’s June 2022​ payment is October 31, 2021.

The claim submission deadline for Domain 3 has been updated. Providers must submit all DTI related claims by January 14, 2022, for payment consideration. Claims submitted after this date may not be considered​ for payment. All payments are subject to authorized funding authority.

Note: DHCS encourages SNCs to submit claims electronically, rather than via proprietary form. Please see the encounter data submission process for SNCs below.

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Last modified date: 3/9/2022 12:58 PM