More Medically-Necessary Coverage Might Cut New Dental Benefit Costs

By Maya Goldman / July 16, 2021 at 5:14 PM
The Biden administration is looking at the idea of expanding Medicare’s definition of medically-necessary dental coverage, according to a senator’s office, and such a move potentially could bring down the cost of congressional Democrats’ plan to add a new dental benefit to Medicare as part of a broad budget reconciliation package later this year. However, the administration has not committed to any action and whether the move would bring down costs depends on several factors, stakeholders said. A spokesperson for...

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