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Advocating for Access to Medically Necessary Oral Health Care 

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The Consortium Supports Member Nominations

Leading members of the Consortium submitted evidence-based nominations on behalf of Medicare beneficiaries with Autoimmune Disease, Diabetes, and/or End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD).

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The Santa Fe Group Submits Nomination

Clarification of Medicare payment policy for oral health care services that are inextricably linked and substantially related to medical treatment of diabetes is of enormous importance to beneficiaries with Diabetes.

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The Sjögren’s Foundation Submits Nomination

Based on extensive clinical evidence, access to medically necessary oral and dental treatment services is crucial for Medicare beneficiaries with systemic autoimmune disease and their families.

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ASN, NKF, and the Forum of ESRD Submit Nominations

Dental treatment is often integral and substantially related to the clinical success of covered nephrology-related medical services such as dialysis and treatment of co-morbidities frequently associated with ESRD.

 

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The Consortium Applauds Regulatory Proposal

Action proposed by CMS would further clarify Medicare payment for medically necessary oral and dental care, delivering much-needed support to Medicare beneficiaries with cancer.

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Congressional Leaders Urge Expanded Coverage

More than 120 Members of Congress Call on CMS to Add Key Conditions to Medicare’s New Medically Necessary Oral Health Coverage

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Click here to read the Senate letter

The Consortium Supports Coverage Nominations

Consortium Statement on Nominations for Medicare Coverage of Medically Necessary Oral and Dental Health Therapies

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The Consortium Applauds Regulatory Action

New Medicare policy will directly and meaningfully impact in the lives of many Medicare beneficiaries and opens the door to annual expansion of vital medically necessary coverage.

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The Santa Fe Group Submits Nomination

Coverage of inextricably linked and substantially related oral health care services will make possible unprecedented progress in the management of certain cancers and diabetes.

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The Sjögren’s Foundation Submits Nomination

Medically necessary dental care will enable individuals with systemic autoimmune disease to achieve better health outcomes and reduce the disease burden on their families.

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The Medicare program and all its beneficiaries should not be without the vital clinical and fiscal benefits of coverage for medically necessary oral/dental health therapies

Community Statement - Consortium for Medically Necessary Oral Health Coverage

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