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Medicare payment and ordering practitioner requirements

by By Christopher A. Moore, MA - ODA Director of Dental Services
8/1/2013
ODA Today

Recent letters to dentists from dental-related entities concerning regulatory changes to Medicare have generated many questions in dental offices across the state. The questions typically involve whether the letter actually pertains to the dental office and what, if any, action the office needs to take in response to it.

Payment issues

Medicare does not cover or pay for most routine dental services such as fillings, cleanings, radiographs and dentures, even if they are provided in…

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