Changes in enrollment deadline for Medicare
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced that the new compliance date for enrollment or opt out for dentists to the Medicare program is Jan. 1, 2016.
The original deadline was June 1.
While dentists have an extra six months until the new compliance date, CMS cautions that it will take four to five months to process enrollment and opt-out forms. Dentists are encouraged to consider June 1 as a soft compliance date to get their forms in so as not to have their status or patient benefits lapse while forms are being processed.