CHP+ Funding Renewed for Six Years

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Congress has reauthorized the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHP+) for six years and the president has signed the bill into law. The bill provides $21.5 billion for fiscal year 2018 for CHP+, increasing to $25.9 billion by fiscal year 2023. This means CHP+ will continue in Colorado. Here are some important reminders: CHP+ members can continue to go to the …

Apply for a CDA Foundation Grant by March 15

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The CDA believes in giving back to the community through its charitable efforts. That’s possible because of the CDA Foundation, which supports the CDA’s access-to-care agenda and Dental Health Matters efforts to increase discussions about oral health and the dental profession in Colorado communities and advocate for smart improvements that increase access to dental care. Semiannually, the CDA Foundation awards …

Nominate a Colleague for ACD, ICD, and PFA Fellowship

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To become a fellow of the American College of Dentists (ACD), International College of Dentists (ICD), and Pierre Fauchard Academy (PFA), you must be nominated. Know someone deserving of these fellowships? Nominate him or her today. Here’s how. ACD Nomination Fellows of the ACD have records of leadership, excellence, and meritorious achievement in dentistry or public service, reflected in professional …

Dental Board Seeks Input on Use of Lasers

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The Colorado Dental Board will hold a stakeholder meeting to collect input on draft revisions to Rule XXIV – Use of Lasers. This is CDA members’ chance to provide input on the proposed changes. How to Submit Comments The stakeholder meeting is on Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 11 a.m. at 1560 Broadway, Room 1250A, Denver, CO 80202. Stakeholder input will …

The Winners of Free 2019 Dues Are …

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The CDA entered those who paid their 2018 membership dues into a drawing for free 2019 CDA and/or component dues. Here are the winners. Free 2019 CDA Dues Dr. Betty Jo Schope and Dr. James Woller Free 2019 Component Dues Boulder/Broomfield County: Dr. Byford Jarvis and Dr. Cherie Appleton Colorado Springs: Dr. Toan Chung Larimer County: Dr. Catarina Krutsinger and …

Medicare Made Easier: Changes to Opt-In/Opt-Out Process

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Dentists no longer need to opt in (enroll) or opt out of Medicare to continue to provide dental care, supplemental services, and prescriptions for patients on Medicare or Medicare Advantage plans. Background In 2014, the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a guideline that required dentists and other healthcare providers to either opt in or opt out …

RSVP for 2018 Lobby Day

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Mark your calendar for Feb. 16 and plan to join the CDA for the 2018 Dentists at the Capitol Lobby Day. Lobby day is intended for dentist members of the CDA and ASDA student members only.  New Lobby Day Format Lobby day has a new format this year. The CDA and its lobbyists will offer training sessions to participants by …

PDMP Website Now Easier to Use

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Colorado’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) was created to tackle prescription drug misuse, abuse and diversion. The state has seen rates of use increase as the database continues to serve as an important tool for meeting the standard of care for safe prescribing. To get even more healthcare professionals to use the database, the Department of Regulatory Affairs (DORA) has …