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ADA, others ask CMS to fill chief dental officer position

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The ADA and 13 other organizations are asking the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to prioritize hiring a chief dental officer or dentist clinician in a position of authority to oversee oral health issues in Medicare and Medicaid.

Washington — The ADA and 13 other organizations are asking the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to prioritize hiring a chief dental officer or dentist clinician in a position of authority to oversee oral health issues in Medicare and Medicaid.

In a Dec. 15 letter to Eric D. Hargan, acting secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the oral health groups urged the agency to fill the vacant position and to ensure that oral health services are prioritized in a manner equal to medical services.

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