Academy of General Dentistry Responds to CMS’ Proposed Rule to Codify Procedures to Include Dental Benefits

  • by AGD Staff
  • Sep 28, 2023

The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) recently responded to the call for comments for two Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) proposed rules - Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment Systems and the 2024 Medicare Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Changes to Part B Payment Policies

AGD’s comments are focused on the CMS’ proposed rules related to oral health. The CMS proposes to make changes in how they codify additional policies to permit payment for certain dental services inextricably linked to the clinical success of an otherwise covered medical service . AGD argues that because legislation has not been passed by Congress creating a Medicare for All system or allowing for dental benefits to be added to Medicare Part B then CMS and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services are operating beyond the scope of its legal and established role as governmental agencies.

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