New legislation seeks to expand coverage of medically necessary dental care under Medicare

U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., introduced a bill that would provide Medicare beneficiaries additional coverage for medically necessary dental services. 

The Medicare Medically Necessary Dental Care Act would provide coverage for Medicare part B patients requiring dental services in conjunction with prosthetic heart valve replacement and organ transplantation as well as cancer diagnoses of the head or neck, lymphoma and leukemia.

Mr. Cohen said Feb. 6 that he is working with the Biden Administration to implement executive actions to address some of these needs.

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