Approximately half of all Medicare beneficiaries having no dental care coverage at all while evidence continues to prove a strong link between oral disease and serious – even life-threatening – comorbidities.
A recently published study demonstrates the association of preventive dental care with reduced emergency department and inpatient admissions and costs.
Justice In Aging‘s new issue brief, Adding a Dental Benefit to Medicare: Addressing Oral Health Inequity Based on Disability , spotlights how adding a dental benefit to Medicare would reduce […]
HHS Extends Application Deadline for Medicaid Providers and Plans to Reopen Portal to Certain Medicare Providers
HHS announcing an application deadline extension, until August 28, for the Medicaid/CHIP and dentist distributions from the Fund. Additionally, starting the week of August 10, HHS will give providers who […]
In May, Rep. Barragán introduced the Medicare Dental Benefit Act of 2019, H.R. 2951, a bill that would repeal the exclusion of dental care on Medicare Part B coverage and provides necessary oral […]
Advocates for an adult dental benefit in Medicare met last week in Arlington, VA, to hear the latest evidence supporting this policy goal and explore opportunities to further its adoption. […]
Could dental care keep you out of the hospital? Reduce your overall health care costs? Increase your life longevity? The Santa Fe Group Salon on Comprehensive Health Without Oral Health: […]
The Santa Fe Group, an action-oriented think tank with a passion to improve oral health for the public, today announced its 2019 Salon “Comprehensive Health Without Oral Health: The Medicare […]
U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a member of the Senate Finance Health Care Subcommittee, has introduced legislation (S.22) that creates a dental benefit under Medicare Part B. Currently, Medicare does not […]
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Carolyn Thompson’s tight-lipped smile hides a health care problem the 81-year-old retired nurse can’t afford to correct and Medicare won’t pay for. She needs dentures. Her missing […]