The ADA is working with lawmakers, regulators, and others to help Medicare beneficiaries pay for prescription drugs and other services that non-participating dentists may order, certify or refer.
Medicare Part D (Prescriber Enrollment)
The ADA is seeking to eliminate the administrative requirement for dentists to enroll in (or formally opt-out of) the Medicare program as a condition of covering prescriptions for Medicare Part D beneficiaries.
- February 27, 2017—Letter (PDF) urging Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price to reexamine the Affordable Care Act requirement for dentists to enroll in or formally opt-out of Medicare in order for prescriptions to be covered under Medicare beneficiaries' Part D prescription drug plans.
- September 23, 2016—Letter (PDF) asking the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to delay enforcing the Medicare Part D prescriber enrollment rule until several issues are resolved.
- April 25, 2016—Letter (PDF) urging the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to exempt dentists from a proposed rule that would require health care providers who order, certify, refer, or prescribe any Part A or Part B service to be enrolled in Medicare or validly opted out.
Letters and Testimony reflect the Association's position(s) on specific bills, regulations, and other policy issues, and are based on the major policies and positions (PDF) (Members Only) adopted by the ADA House of Delegates.
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Last Updated: March 13, 2017