Dental Changes Included in 2024 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the 2024 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule, which is a complete listing of fees used by Medicare to pay doctors or other providers. CMS has finalized the payment policy for dental services for head and neck cancer treatments. CMS also codified allowing Medicare Part A and B payment for dental or oral examination performed as part of a comprehensive workup prior to medically necessary diagnostic and treatment services, to eliminate an oral or dental infection prior to, or contemporaneously with, those treatment services, and to address dental or oral implications after radiation. Finally, CMS has finalized its proposal to permit payment for certain dental services linked to other covered services used to treat cancer. The fee schedule is effective on or after January 1st, 2024.

Click here to view the final fee schedule.