Medicare Medically Necessary Fact Sheet

Published 07/14/2022

Medically necessary dental care is oral health care that is needed to properly treat other diagnosed medical conditions. For instance, oral health care can be vital to ensuring that a person can receive a transplant, move forward with radiation therapy, get their diabetes under control, and much more. Yet, for too many Medicare enrollees, this care is unaffordable and out of reach, delaying medical care and making them even sicker.

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