Renew Dues Online

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November 20, 2009 With the CDA’s new Website, you have more capabilities than before to efficiently pay your dues and update your personal information with the CDA. Through the renewal function, members are taken through a 3-step process to update their Find a Dentist listing, verify their member profile information and pay their dues electronically.

Dental Trick or Treating

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November 20, 2009 For the third year, Dr. Lisa Fox, Dr. James Norwood and Dr. Patrick Wilson of Colorado Kids Pediatric Dentistry implemented their Halloween candy buy-back program at the office. Far surpassing any of their previous efforts, this year drew in 1,040 pounds of candy – that’s over a half ton of candy, or the equivalent weight of a …

Sign Up for GKAS

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November 20, 2009 While February seems distant now, there’s actually no better time than this month to register for the eighth annual Give Kids a Smile Day program during National Children’s Dental Health Month. The CDA is recognizing the month as always by organizing Give Kids a Smile Day on Friday, Feb. 5, 2010. Give Kids a Smile Day is …

PCICompliance

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November 20, 2009 Accept Credit Cards? Make Sure you are PCI Compliant to Avoid Potential Fines PCI stands for Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (www.pcisecuritystandards.org). For the most part, PCI focuses on protecting credit card numbers, and compliance with these regulations are required of every merchant that accepts credit cards as a form of payment. The main impetus of …

Medicaid Provider Rate Cut Another 1%

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October 30, 2009 Earlier this week, Gov. Ritter announced new budget cuts in response to the state’s September 2009 revenue forecast, which projected an additional $270 million budget shortfall for the 2009-2010 fiscal year. Again, many state programs – ranging from higher education to corrections to clean energy to healthcare – were impacted. As Colorado’s fiscal crisis continues, healthcare providers, …

Red Flags Rule Compliance Delayed Through June 1, 2010

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October 30, 2009 Today, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it would further delay enforcement of its “red flags” identify theft rule, which would have gone into effect this Saturday, Nov. 1. The new compliance date is June 1, 2010. Thanks to many ADA and CDA members contacting lawmakers, the FTC has granted this extension to assist small businesses. …

ADA Action Alert: Repeal Insurance Industry Antitrust Exemptions

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October 23, 2009 The ADA has long encouraged Congress to repeal an insurance industry exemption from federal antitrust laws. The exemption allows health insurance companies to work jointly in setting rates without fear of federal antitrust scrutiny. When this type of behavior is allowed, consumers are hurt by a reduction in innovation and variety in the marketplace compared to what …

U.S. House Passes Legislation Providing Red Flags Rule Exemption, Senate to Consider

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October 23, 2009 On Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed legislation that would exempt small businesses, including most private practice dentists, from the “Red Flags” identity theft rules slated to take effect November 1. The bill, H.R. 3763, would provide an exemption for healthcare, law and accounting practices with 20 or fewer employees and give the Federal Trade …

State Board Adopts Licensure Rule, Returns Anesthesia Rule to Committee

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October 23, 2009 On Wednesday, the State Board of Dental Examiners (SBDE) met to consider proposed revisions to its licensure and anesthesia rules. The Board adopted proposed changes to the licensure reinstatement rule with minor amendments for clarification. The revisions improve consistency across licensees and type of licensure, and give more flexibility in reinstatement of lapsed licenses than previously had …