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Dentists who prescribe part D covered drugs to Medicare patients need to take action

by Christopher Moore, MA - ODA Director of Dental Services

All eligible professionals (including dentists) who prescribe part D covered drugs must either enroll in Medicare, register as an ordering/referring provider or opt out of Medicare by June 1, 2016.

Dentists who do not enroll, register as a referring provider or formally opt out of Medicare will likely see their patients’ claims for medication denied by Medicare. Enforcement will begin June 1, 2016. Any health care provider who writes prescriptions for patients covered by Medicare…

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