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March 26, 2010

Have news to share with your colleagues? Send it to the CDA for the eNewsletter. In this month's announcements: Dr. Ronald Taylor, Dr. Debra Gander, Dr. Johathan Anderson and Dr. Thomas Swain.

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This past Sunday, March 21, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve legislation to overhaul the nation’s healthcare system. The House approved the Senate’s version of healthcare reform with a 219-212 vote. President Obama signed the initial bill into law on Tuesday, March 23. For a quick synopsis of the bill’s main provisions, click here. The majority of the bill’s provisions do not take effect until 2014 and, accordingly, there may be substantial adaptations prior to that date.

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March 26, 2010

Take Action: Ask Your Senators to Support a Bill to Repeal Insurance Anti-Trust Exemption

On Feb. 24, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed HR4626, Colorado Rep. Betsy Markey’s bill that would enact a full repeal of the antitrust exemptions in place for the insurance industry.

Currently, the exemption allows health insurance companies to work jointly to set rates without fear of federal antitrust scrutiny.

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March 26, 2010

A CDA House of Delegates resolution went into effect on Jan. 1, 2010, requiring that members complete 15 hours of CE per year with at least eight of those hours designated to enhance dental clinical skills and/or procedures. These hours are to be obtained through American Dental Association Continuing Education Recognition Program (CERP) courses, Academy of General Dentistry Program Approval for Continuing Education (PACE) courses or American Medical Association Category One continuing medical education courses.

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Know the New Anesthesia Training Requirements: Don’t Be Fooled

As you know, the Colorado State Board of Dental Examiners recently published a new rule on the administration of anesthesia. As the March 30 implementation deadline nears, there has been some confusion about the requirements of the new rule.

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