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CMS offers tips on complying with Medicaid

September 01, 2014 A new resource from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services gives dentists tips on how to properly comply with Medicaid and helps prepare them for potential dental audits.
The Medicaid Compliance for the Dental Professional materials show dentists how they can protect their patients and their practices by implementing an effective compliance program.

The information includes how to ensure accurate Medicaid claims are submitted; identify and correct issues before they become big problems; and take steps to place a dental practice in a better position to comply with the forthcoming compliance program requirements and oversight by regulatory agencies.

The toolkit can also help explain how to document medical necessity for dental procedures and understand where to report suspected issues of fraud, waste and abuse.

To access the toolkit, visit cms.gov, click on Medicare-Medicaid Coordination, then Medicaid Integrity Education, then Medicaid Compliance for the Dental Professional.