CMS Extends Deadline For Medicare Part D Registration.

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The ADA News (3/7, Soderlund) reports the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has extended the deadline for dentists to either enroll as a Medicare Part D “ordering/referring provider” or opt out of the program. The deadline is now February 1, 2017, but CMS “encourages health care providers to submit their Medicare enrollment applications or opt-out affidavits to their Medicare administrative contractors before Aug. 1.” According to The ADA News, this is the fourth time CMS has extended the registration deadline. Dr. Ronald Riggins, chair of the ADA Council on Dental Benefit Programs, cautioned dentists that they “have to take action,” and that neglecting to opt out of the program will not count as an opt out.


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