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Policy Options for Improving Dental Coverage for People on Medicare

Year Developed: 2019

Resource Type: Publication.

Primary Audience: Administrative Staff Board of Directors C-Suite (CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, COOs, CMOs, etc) Clinicians Outreach Staff

Language(s): English

Sponsored by: NNOHA

Developed by: Kaiser Family Foundation (See other resources developed by this organization).

Resource Summary: The Kaiser Family Foundation just released an “Issue Brief” which identifies several potential approaches for improving dental coverage for Medicare beneficiaries. Included in the options are OPEN’s recommendation to include an extensive dental benefit under Medicare Part B. Also included in the Issue Brief is the work OPEN has been doing to get federal policymakers to expand the types of “medically necessary” dental services that are covered.

Resource Topic: Clinical Issues, Finance, Special and Vulnerable Populations

Resource Subtopic: Oral Health.

Keywords: Medicare , Health Insurance , Insurance and Claims.

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