Using Your Preventive Dental Benefit
Regular dental exams help prevent oral infections, which have been linked to more serious diseases.
Dental care is important to your overall health. That’s why all 2021 BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York Medicare Advantage plans include preventive dental coverage. Be sure to show your member ID card before receiving covered preventive dental services at your next visit.
Using this benefit is simple
With no dental network, you can see any dentist you choose. Schedule your dental appointment and pay the provider in full at the time of service. Then, submit a Medicare Advantage dental reimbursement form, itemized bill, and paid receipt to BlueCross BlueShield. You will receive a check for the cost of your covered services minus your $10 copayment(s). You must submit your claim to us within 12 months of the date you received the service.
Preventive dental covers two routine/periodontal cleanings and oral exams per year and yearly X-rays.
|Routine/Periodontal Cleanings||Twice a year||$10 copay per service|
|Oral exam||Twice a year||$10 copay per service|
|X-rays||4 bitewings OR 1 full-mouth X-ray, once a year||$10 copay per service|
We’re here to help. Call, email, or meet one-on-one with a dedicated consultant who can talk you through your dental plan options and answer questions. Call us at 1-800-248-9296 (TTY 711) or email SalesCenterWNY@bcbswny.com to get in touch.
October 1 - December 31:
8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., 7 days a week
January 1 - September 30:
8:00 a.m - 8:00 p.m., Monday - Friday
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Content Last Updated: October 1, 2020