ASDA Encourages CMS to Rescind Medicare Rules for Dentists

by Billy Tarpley on January 11, 2018

Today, ASDA released a letter to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the federal agency that administers the rules and regulations for both programs. The letter was provided as a response to a request from ADA that each state submit a letter to support efforts that would overturn the Medicare enrollment debacle that dentists have had to endure. 

From Chad Olson, ADA Director of State Government Affairs: “The ADA will be submitting the attached comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in response to the November 28, 2017 proposed rule that would rescind enrollment requirements for dentists in Medicare Part D and Part C (Medicare Advantage). The ADA believes this is good for patients because more dentists will likely enroll in these insurance programs without the duplicate paperwork requirements. The rule will be finalized in 2018.”

ASDA and all other constituent societies have expressed a willingness to support ADA’s legislative efforts in this regard, and also ongoing efforts to overturn the McCarren-Ferguson Act, which imposes antitrust restrictions on medical providers.

Click here to download the letter.

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