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Kaiser Report Explores Improving Dental Coverage for Medicare Recipients

The Kaiser Family Foundation released a report detailing policy options for improving dental coverage for individuals on Medicare, according to the American Dental Education Association.

The Kaiser Family Foundation released a report detailing policy options for improving dental coverage for individuals on Medicare, according to the American Dental Education Association. The report includes a review of dental coverage currently permitted under Medicare law and recommends policy options that can increase coverage, and thereby improve oral health in older adults. The five options include:

  1. Add a dental benefit to Medicare Part B
  2. Create a voluntary dental benefit under a new part of Medicare
  3. Permit greater access to medically necessary dental services under Medicare
  4. Test models for dental coverage
  5. Offer dental discount cards

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