CMS Delays Medicare Part D Enforcement Date Until February 2019

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has delayed enforcement of the Medicare Part D prescriber enrollment requirement. Providers now need to enroll by Jan. 1, 2019, instead of by Feb. 1, 2017. Summary and Background CMS published a final rule in May 2014 and an interim final rule in May 2015 addressing prescriber enrollment requirements in Medicare. Prescribers …

Kudos to These Award-Winning CDA Members

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CDA members go above and beyond to help their communities. Recently, a few were recognized by the American Dental Association (ADA) Board of Trustees and the Academy of Dentistry International. Dr. Gary Horn and Dr. Robert Meyer The ADA Board of Trustees awarded Dr. Horn, of Manitou Springs, Colo., and Dr. Meyer, of Colorado Springs, Colo., with the Certificate for …

Funding Opportunity to Strengthen Primary Care

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The Colorado Health Foundation has announced a funding opportunity, designed to increase the number of Coloradans receiving quality primary care services through both grant and loan funds. This initiative is intended to support primary care providers by offering low-interest loans in addition to grants so organizations can access the flexible capital they need to increase access to and improve the …

DOL Overtime Rule Implementation Blocked

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A Department of Labor (DOL) rule that would have changed the salary and compensation levels for exempt executive, administrative and professional staff has been blocked, after a federal judge issued a preliminary injunction Nov. 22. The rule, which would have carried steep penalties for those who didn’t comply, was set to go into effect Dec. 1, 2016. In his ruling …

Dentistry Loses Longtime Leader Dr. Richard Zallen

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Dr. Richard Zallen died Nov. 24, 2016. He was 81 years old. Dr. Zallen had a long and distinguished career as a dentist, an oral surgeon and an educator in Colorado. Dr. Zallen attended Syracuse University in New York as an undergraduate and graduated from the New York University School of Dentistry in 1961. He then obtained his Doctor of …

ADA 2016 By the Numbers

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ADA 2016 was a success! Were you one of the 21,667 attendees who took advantage of all ADA 2016 had to offer? Here’s a closer look at who attended and made America’s Dental Meeting so successful. Attendance Breakdown Total Attendees: 21,667 Dentists: 6,734 Dental Team Members: 6,409 Dental Students: 884 Exhibitors: 4,694 Other attendees: 2,946 Check out the full recap …

CDA Endorsed Products Spotlight: D-MMEX EasyRefine

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CDA members who use endorsed precious metal refiner D-MMEX EasyRefine already get great returns on their scrap precious metal. Now, if you refine three times between Nov. 1, 2016, and Feb. 28, 2017, you’ll earn an extra 1% bonus on the total value of all three submissions! D-MMEX EasyRefine, is ethical and easy-to-use and maximizes your returns. Shipping is free …

Here’s What You Need to Comply With Section 1557

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A federal rule that implements Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) went into effect July 18. This part of the ACA prohibits discrimination in healthcare on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability and sex, including discrimination based on pregnancy, gender identification and sex stereotyping. These prohibitions apply to any healthcare provider receiving certain funds through …