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Medicare Reminder

The compliance date for dentists to either enroll or opt-out of Medicare has been delayed to January 1, 2016.

Earlier this month, CMS issued an interim final rule with comment (IFC) to make changes to final rule CMS-4159. One of the major provisions of this IFC requires Part D plans to cover a “provisional supply” of up to 90 days of a medication prescribed by an eligible prescriber who has not yet enrolled.

Dentists are encouraged to submit their applications or affidavits to Washington’s Medicare Administrative Contractor, Noridian Healthcare Solutions as soon as possible to ensure sufficient time to process applications.

Read more about the Part D enrollment requirements for prescribers under CMS-4159.

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