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Proposed Perio Regulations

MassHealth has published a notice on proposed amendments allowing coverage of periodontal services to members 21 and over with prior authorization. Comments will be accepted until December 21.
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Dental Insights Tip of the Week

Dental Insights

The MDS Dental Practice and Benefits Committee reminds all dentists who write prescriptions that Massachusetts state law requires that you:

1. Enroll in the MassPAT Prescription monitoring program.
2. Query the Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) database prior to issuing a prescription to a patient for a Schedule II or III narcotic drug and prior to the first time prescribing a benzodiazepine to a patient.

If you or an assigned delegate are not performing this lookup in the database as required, you are not following the law and are putting yourself and your practice at risk.

The MDS expects Board of Registration in Dentistry (BORID) to take disciplinary action against those who do not comply, so take the necessary steps and be sure you are in compliance.

Watch the PMP webinar recording, and learn more at mass.gov/MassPAT.
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