AGD Responds to CMS’ Proposed Rules

  • by AGD Staff
  • Oct 9, 2023
Advocacy (3)AGD recently responded to the call for comments for two Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (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 it codifies 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 their legal and established roles as governmental agencies. 

Click here to read the letters.