CDA Presents Awards at the Colorado Science and Engineering Fair

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June 10, 2010 The 55th Annual Colorado Science and Engineering Fair was held at Colorado State University in Fort Collins.  This three-day event showcased winning science projects from regional fairs across the state in a competition for awards, scholarships, and a chance to attend the International Science Fair with all expenses paid.  The awards are presented by more than 60 …

Medicaid Provider Payment Delay

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June 10, 2010 The Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing sent a notice this week regarding Medicaid claims and reimbursement: Any Medicaid claims submitted by June 11 will be paid on June 18, as usual. However, any Medicaid claims submitted after June 11 will NOT BE PAID UNTIL July 9.

Red Flags Rule Enforcement Delayed Again

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June 10, 2010 Last week, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it will further delay enforcement of its Red Flags Rule, which would have gone into effect on June 1, 2010.  With the new extension, enforcement is postponed until Jan. 1, 2011.

Dentists Meet with Federal Legislators 2010

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May 10, 2010 The ADA hosts a legislative and lobbying conference in Washington, D.C. each spring that provides a mix of prominent speakers, issue briefings, grassroots education and political training. Eight CDA dentists represented Colorado at this year’s conference, held April 12-14: Dr. Jeff Hurst, Dr. Brett Kessler, Dr. Ed Leone Jr., Dr. David Lurye, Dr. Rhett Murray, Dr. Jeanne …

New Medicaid ID Cards

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May 10, 2010 Beginning June 1, the Colorado Department of Healthcare Policy and Financing will be issuing Medical Identification Cards with a new look to Medicaid patients. The new cards will now be bilingual (English and Spanish) and more informative. Click here to view a sample of the new card. These new cards do not replace cards issued before June …

Charitable Care Presentation to House HHS Committee

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May 10, 2010 Rep. Jim Riesberg, chair of the House Health and Human Services (HHS) Committee, asked the CDA’s help in organizing a presentation on the low cost and charitable dental options that are currently available to Coloradans.  On Thursday, April 8, the CDA – along with select dental charities – met with the House HHS Committee to provide information …

Member Spotlight: Dr Walter Schneider

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May 10, 2010 Located in rural southern Tanzania, Songea is an impoverished, remote district about 60 miles north of the Mozambique border. In November 2009, Longmont dentist Dr. Walter Schneider spent two weeks in Songea providing free dental care in a clinic run by Miracle Corners of the World, a nonprofit organization based in New York. Working with a local …

HB1234 Defeated

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May 10, 2010 Bill Required U.S. Licensure for Claims Denials Thanks to all CDA members who wrote their legislators regarding HB 1234, the bill that would require denials of insurance claims be made by U.S. licensed healthcare practitioners who have expertise in the specialty or field involved in the claim.  The CDA got involved with this bill after learning that …

House of Delegates to Consider 2010-2011 Budget

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May 10, 2010 On June 11, the CDA’s governing body, the House of Delegates, will consider the 2010-2011 budget.  The proposed budget includes a $14 dues increase.  Dues for the CDA have not been changed since 2001, which would make this adjustment the first increase in a decade.  The CDA works hard to maintain a budget with limited financial impact …

Your Support Needed for House Bill 1234

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April 9, 2010 Just this week, the CDA learned that a major insurer plans to outsource the processing of dental claims to an office in India. Dentists have expressed concern about the effects of this policy, including the fact that education and training of dentists in India is vastly different from that in the U.S. Denials of coverage can often equate …