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Educational Instructions for the Implementation of the Medicare Payment Provisions for Dental Services as Finalized in the Calendar Year (CY) 2023 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Final Rule

The purpose of this Change Request (CR) is to provide further clarity to and directs the A/B MACs to develop educational materials to aid in the implementation of the Medicare payment policies for dental services as described in Section II.L of the CY 2023 PFS final rule (87 FR 69663-69688). This guidance is intended to facilitate a consistent application of this payment policy nationally, with MACs providing payment for more types of dental services associated with a broader set of medical services than before CY 2023.

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Issued by: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Issue Date: May 18, 2023

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