Medicare

Learn what the ADA is doing to help vulnerable seniors achieve optimal oral health through a workable Medicare dental benefit.

Current Policies
View the ADA's official policies on Medicare and the oral health of older adults.
Take Action
Tell your representatives in Congress to target a Medicare dental benefit to low-income seniors!
Frequently Asked Questions
Get answers (PDF) to frequently asked questions about efforts to include a dental benefit in the Medicare program.
In Congress

September 10, 2021—Letter (PDF) to the House Energy and Commerce Committee on the ADA's Medicare dental benefit position.

September 9, 2021Letter (PDF) to the House Ways and Means Committee on the ADA's Medicare dental benefit position.

September 8, 2021Coalition letter (PDF) to Congressional leadership from the state dental associations on the Medicare dental benefit.

September 1, 2021Coalition letter (PDF) to congressional leaders expressing concerns about using Medicare Part B for dental benefits.

September 1, 2021Letter (PDF) urging Congress to prioritize offering a stand-alone dental benefit for the most financially vulnerable seniors when considering options to expand the Medicare program.

August 12, 2021Letter (PDF) urging members of the House and Senate to consider several recommendations for creating a Medicare dental benefit with a robust provider network.

Federal Agencies

September 17, 2021—Coalition letter (PDF) asking CMS to identify a coding solution to current hospital and ambulatory surgical center billing limitations.

September 17, 2021—Coalition letter (PDF) to urging CMS to address an ongoing issue related to the collection of samples from the mouth or jaw for the purpose of diagnostic testing. 

September 8, 2021Letter (PDF) to the CMS Chief Dental Officer, outlining the ADA’s priorities for Medicare and Medicaid. 

August 31, 2021Letter (PDF) urging CMS to consider several practical ways to administer a potential Medicare dental benefit as a stand-alone option.

August 12, 2021Letter (PDF) urging the CMS to consider several practical ways to administer a potential Medicare dental benefit with a robust dental network.

Contact Us

Contacts

Government and Public Affairs Washington Office
202.898.2400
Email: govtpol@ada.org State Government Affairs
312.440.2525 Email: govtpol@ada.org

American Dental Political Action Committee (ADPAC)
202.898.2424
Email: adpac@ada.org

Media Relations
Journalists may contact the media relations department at:
Media Relations
312.440.2806
Email: mediarelations@ada.org

Prepared by: Government and Public Affairs
Last Updated: November 9, 2021