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The Colorado Dental Board Requests Input on Rules and Polices

December 21, 2015

The Colorado Dental Board is conducting a comprehensive review of its rules and policies. Several Dental Board rules were already reviewed as part of Sunset Review rulemaking conducted in early 2015. Now, the Dental Board is tackling all remaining rules and policies (a full list of rules being reviewed is included at the bottom of this article). 

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Update: Medicare Opt In and Opt Out Requirements for Dentists

December 17, 2015 (updated March 8, 2016)

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has extended the deadline for Medicare Part D ordering/referring providers to opt in or opt out to Feb. 1, 2017. Why is this important? Dentists who treat Medicare patients must either enroll in the Medicare program or opt out to ensure tests, procedures, devices and drugs ordered for Medicare patients will be reimbursed, as well as prevent denial of reimbursement for other providers you refer patients to. Currently, this requirement applies to the federal MediCARE plans (generally senior and disabled patients) as opposed to the state-based MediCAID plans (for low-income patients).

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Code Claims Correctly From the Start With the CDT 2016 Kit

December 16, 2015

CDT 2016 is the official source for the most accurate and up-to-date ADA dental procedure codes. Relying on old information may lead to unexpected claim denials or reimbursement delays. Code changes for 2016 include 19 new codes, 12 revised codes and 8 deleted codes.

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Pay Your Dues With Your ADA U.S. Bank Credit Card to Receive Double Points

December 16, 2015

With a new year just around the corner, the 2016 dues payment cycle is well underway. Earn double points when you pay for your dues with your American Dental Association (ADA) Visa Signature credit card from U.S. Bank, the only credit card endorsed by ADA members and ADA Business Resources. 

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COFluorideFacts.org Goes Live to Help Colorado Communities

December 16, 2015

The CDA and Oral Health Colorado (OHCO) launched this week, Colorado Fluoride Facts, a website and set of social media tools that communicate about the benefits, safety and support of community water fluoridation in Colorado. Because of the challenges to this proven public health benefit across Colorado—which have stretched from Loveland to Denver and across to Montrose—the CDA and OHCO developed the online tools to better educate elected officials, community members and supporters about fluoridation.

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