Dentists must choose to opt in or out of Medicare enrollment

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

The ADANews (see ) 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.