The Time is Now for Administrative Action to Improve Medicare Dental Coverage
With millions of older adults and people with disabilities unable to afford the dental care they need to stay healthy, adding oral health coverage to Medicare is both much needed and in high demand. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has authority under current law to cover “medically necessary” dental care through Medicare. This factsheet from Families USA, Center for Medicare Advocacy, Henry Schein Cares Foundation, CareQuest Institute for Oral Health, Justice in Aging, and Medicare Rights Center explains what Medicare “medically necessary” dental coverage means, why it is so important, and how the Administration can take action on this critical issue.
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