Medicare Enrollment: Should Dentists Opt In or Opt Out?
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced on June 1, 2015, a delay in the enforcement of the Medicare Opt-In or Opt-Out requirement to June 1, 2016. The previous date for health care providers to notify the federal government of their Medicare decision was June 1, 2015. The American Dental Association continues to seek a legislative repeal of the requirement that dentists who treat Medicare beneficiaries must opt-in or opt-out of Medicare to prescribe medication to their qualifying patients with Part D drug plans. The GDA created The Medicare Decision Guide for dentists who are navigating this process. Between now and June 1, 2016, dentists may access this updated guide here:


Click here to download the guide in a PDF format.

(Please Note: You may save the guide to your computer and reference the PDF there or you may print the PDF and retain the guide in that manner.)