2017 Annual Session Venue FAQ

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The location of the 2017 CDA Annual Session has changed. The meeting will now be at the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Hotel and Spa in Beaver Creek, Colo., instead of the originally contracted Vail Cascade/Hotel Talisa property in Vail, Colo. Annual Session dates remain the same, June 9-11, 2017.    

Medicaid Revises Orthodontic Payment Policy Proposal

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In October 2016, Medicaid (now known as Health First Colorado) announced changes to its payment methodology for orthodontic providers, which was met by many concerns within the orthodontist community. Many major issues came up, including potential rate cuts and lack of coverage for denied cases, which are highlighted in an updated bulletin issued in early April. Fortunately, the CDA was …

Membership Matters in the House of Delegates in June

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The CDA’s governing body convenes each year at the Annual Session. The House of Delegates, made up of representatives from the state’s component societies, votes on resolutions that affect the CDA and its membership. This year’s resolutions are now available on the CDA website. Read the resolutions and view the proposed budget for 2017-18. Among the resolutions is one brought …

Free eBook on ePHI and HIPAA Available

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The CDA-endorsed company iMedicor has sponsored a new eBook on ePHI and HIPAA compliance, Protecting Patient Data: Demystifying HIPAA-Compliant eCommunications. The content is full of educational information, in an easy to understand format. Key takeaways include: Even if you believe you are compliant, review your systems specifically in the context of HIPAA regulations. “Secure” does not always mean “HIPAA-compliant.” The …

Exam Glove Prices Might Increase Soon

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By Cindy Hoogasian, Director, Association Gloves & Supplies Because of significant cost increases in natural rubber latex and nitrile butadine rubber since September 2016, the price of examination gloves may increase in the coming months. One manufacturer, Microflex, already has announced wholesale price increases for latex dental exam gloves as of May 1 and has implemented measures to prevent distributors from …

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SB 190 on Non-Covered Services Signed into Law

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This afternoon, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed into law SB 190, a bill that requires dental plans to stop dictating fees for services they do not cover. This practice has been an ongoing concern for member dentists for many years, as it can disrupt patient choice of dental services and the patient-provider relationship. It can also interfere in fair delivery …

Connect the Docs Is Back May 6

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Connect with other docs at this interactive program dedicated to networking, mentoring and leadership growth. Moderators Dr. Lindsay Compton, Dr. Brett Kessler and Dr. Andrew Kelson will be drawing from the award-winning book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, by Stephen R. Covey, and The 4 Disciplines of Execution, by Chris McChesney, Sean Covey and Jim Huling. Reading at …

Congratulations to CU School of Dental Medicine Scholarship Recipients

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The CDA Foundation is honored to annually support the CDA Scholarship Endowment to CU School of Dental Medicine students. Congratulations to the 2016-17 recipients of the endowment: Becky Bye and Kyle Diehl. Becky has been actively involved in the American Student Dental Association (ASDA) and has taken on many leadership roles at the CU School of Dental Medicine. Becky graduated …