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Health Dept. Names New Oral Health Director

September 8, 2011

In late August, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment named Katya Mauritson, DMD, MPH(c), as the new director of its Oral Health Unit.

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Oral Health Named Colorado Priority “Winnable” Battle

September 8, 2011

The state of Colorado recently chose 10 priorities – or “winnable battles” – as areas of focus for public health time and resources in the coming months. Oral health was chosen as a priority winnable battle. It is encouraging to see oral health recognized among the state’s health priorities. “Winnable battles” largely target health problems with proven programs that can save lives and reduce harm.

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Medicaid Reschedules Orthodontic Rule Hearing

September 7, 2011

Alert for Dentists who Provide Orthodontic Services Under Medicaid

Medicaid is currently accepting comments on proposed changes to the orthodontic benefit. There has been some recent public concern over the amount of money spent on Medicaid orthodontic codes and some misunderstanding about what is covered. The policy on orthodontic services is likely being revised to help address these concerns.

Medicaid issued a new revision of its policy draft in early September. Comments on the proposed rule changes can be submitted in person or by email, as detailed below. The current markup of Medicaid's orthodontic rule, including the September amendments, can be viewed here. Please note that Medicaid's Medical Services Board hearing on this policy has been rescheduled to Friday, October 14.

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Vendor Spotlight: COPIC Financial Service Group

September 8, 2011

Understanding the complexity of insurance coverage for your dental practice can be a challenge. COPIC Financial Service Group provides some expert advice as to what you need (and don’t need) in terms of general liability coverage, workers’ compensation, employment practice liability and more.

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Surviving the First Ten Years

August 17, 2011

New dentists, those who are 10 years or less out of dental school, are invited to attend an interactive study club organized by the CDA New Dentist Council (NDC).  Next month, don’t miss “What Your Banker Can do for You.”  The seminar will cover basic credit reporting information, scratch-start/practice acquisition loan details, practice loan refinancing advantages, and additional questions from the audience. 

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