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Medicaid Dental Benefit Enhanced

Medicaid Dental Benefit Enhanced

February 24, 2015

The implementation of the full adult dental benefit for Colorado Medicaid beneficiaries has had its share of hiccups, but there’s some good news to share. DentaQuest, the program’s administrator, and Medicaid have listened to dental professionals’ feedback and made some much-needed adjustments—including adding new benefits to the program and reducing prior authorization requests, extending provider participation incentives, and rolling out a new office reference manual.

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Thank You, GKAS Volunteers!

Thank You, GKAS Volunteers!

February 24, 2015

The CDA would like to thank Colorado dentists and their teams that volunteered for the 2015 Give Kids a Smile Day Feb. 6 as part of National Children’s Dental Health Month. Because of you, hundreds of children across the state received much-needed dental care at no cost and learned the importance of good dental hygiene.

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CDA Member Dentists Honored

CDA Member Dentists Honored

February 24, 2015

In The Denver Post’s inaugural Strength in Health Award program, two CDA member dentists received the Dental Excellence in Healthcare Award. On Jan. 14, Dr. Brett Kessler, CDA president, was presented with the award as a general dentist, and Dr. Doug Heller was recognized as a specialist.

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CDA Offers Condolences to Family of Murdered Dental Student

CDA Offers Condolences to Family of Murdered Dental Student

February 23, 2015

The CDA extends its heartfelt sympathy to the family of University of North Carolina dental student, Deah Shaddy Barakat, and his wife, Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, and sister in law, Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, who were shot and killed Feb. 10 in an apartment close to the school.

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Have You Implemented Amalgam BMPs for Your Denver-Area Practice?

Have You Implemented Amalgam BMPs for Your Denver-Area Practice?

February 23, 2015

If your dental practice is in the Denver metro area, Feb. 19, 2015, was the deadline to implement best management practices (BMPs) for placement, removal and disposal of dental amalgam. The BMPs are based on the Metro Wastewater Reclamation District’s (Metro District’s) new amalgam control requirements for dental offices in its service area. (Click here to see the cities and sanitation districts affected.)

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Dental Board Sunset Review Rulemaking – Anesthesia Rules

Dental Board Sunset Review Rulemaking – Anesthesia Rules

February 23, 2015

The Colorado Dental Board scheduled a follow up rulemaking hearing on the anesthesia rules for Wednesday, Feb. 25 at 1 p.m. at 1560 Broadway, Denver, CO 80202 (Conference Room 110D). The final rule draft may be viewed here. There will be an opportunity to provide testimony and/or written comments on the proposed rules during this formal rulemaking hearing.

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Important Dental Office Tax Credits

Important Dental Office Tax Credits

December 19, 2014

Congress just passed H.R. 5771, the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014, which has extended the Section 179 expensing tax provision for this year. These Section 179 tax provisions allow dental practices to deduct up to $500,000 for investments in new equipment and property, phasing out for investments exceeding $2M.

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CDA Endorses New Company for HIPAA-Compliant E-mail

CDA Endorses New Company for HIPAA-Compliant E-mail

December 18, 2014

If you’re e-mailing patients or colleagues using standard e-mail accounts provided through free systems or even encrypted systems, you could be in violation of HIPAA.  Protect yourself and your practice by securing these messages.  The CDA is proud to announce its newest endorsement with iMedicor/iCore Exchange.

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Medicaid Dental Director Job Opening

Medicaid Dental Director Job Opening

December 18, 2014

DentaQuest is hiring a new dental director for Colorado. The position requires a dental degree and five years of clinical experience. Applicants must live in Colorado. Given how critical coming months are to the long-term success of the Colorado Medicaid dental program, interested Colorado dentists are encouraged to apply. In addition, there are Colorado job openings for a dental hygienist and an account representative. The job postings may be accessed here.

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X-ray Fee Increase

X-ray Fee Increase

December 18, 2014

The State Board of Health met on Dec. 17 to approve a formal rulemaking hearing for proposed x-ray fee increases. The CDA submitted written comments expressing concern with the degree of the fee increase for dental offices. Click here to view a copy of the CDA’s comments. A final rulemaking hearing for the x-ray fee increase is scheduled for Feb. 18, 2015, beginning at 10:00 a.m. The hearing will be held in the Sabin-Cleere Conference Room (Bldg. A, 1st Floor) at 4300 Cherry Creek Dr. South, Denver, CO 80246. Interested dentists are welcome to attend this February hearing and provide input on the proposed fee increase.

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