Medicare Part D Prescriber enrollment delayed again until January 2019

By Maria Tatman, CPC, Terri Bradley Consulting

As many of you may recall in early 2014 many dental providers were surprised by CMS’s final rule requiring dentists/physicians who prescribe medications for Medicare beneficiaries to enroll in or opt out of Medicare. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have had multiple target enforcement deadlines since 2014. The most recent, prior to the November 1, 2016 announcement, was to become effective February 1, 2017. This latest news indicates that CMS will delay the enforcement date yet again, making the new date of enforcement January 1, 2019.

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