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“Specialist Services” Excluded from Medicare Final Rule

Posted on July 20, 2012


Dentists and other healthcare providers ordering particular Medicare-covered items or services for Medicare beneficiaries will be required to enroll in the government insurance program under a final rule issued June 26, 2012 by the Department of Health and Human Services. However, dentist referrals to specialists are not covered by the rule, and referral to a specialist would not require the referring dentist to enroll in Medicare, according to ADA News.

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