Is it illegal for a dentist, who is not a Medical Assistance provider, to accept payment directly from a Medical Assistance patient?

No. It is not illegal for a dentist, who is a non-Medical Assistance (MA) provider, to accept payment directly from a MA patient. However, it would be illegal for a dentist, who is a MA provider, to accept payment directly from a MA patient.

Answer is informational only and not intended as legal advice. Answer may contain excerpts from The ADA Practical Guide to Frequently Asked Legal Questions.