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Dentists must choose to opt in or out of Medicare enrollment

By Randall Smith, BRS Dental, Vice President, Systems Support

The ADANews (see http://www.ada.org/en/publications/ada-news/2014-archive/june/dentists-must-choose-to-opt-in-or-out-of-medicare-enrollment ) announced that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services published a final rule in May, 2014, that sets a deadline of June 1, 2015, by which time dentists that treat Medicare patients and prescribe Part D covered drugs must either opt-in or opt-out of Medicare.   If opting out, dentist cannot receive Medicare payments for two years.