CHP+ Dental Benefits at Risk

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The U.S. Congress has not authorized continued federal funding for the entire nationwide Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) program in spite of broad, bipartisan support for medical and dental benefit this program provides for many working class families. CHP+ program funding expired Sept. 30.   While Colorado has reserve funds to continue its CHP+ program through January 2018, beginning Nov. 20, …

Medicaid Provider Update: 3-Week Payment Delay Expected for Systems Transition

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On March 1, Colorado Medicaid, now known as HealthFirst Colorado, and CHP+ will undergo a transition in vendors and claims payment systems for the programs. This transition primarily affects medical claims submission, but there are a couple of important considerations dentists should keep in mind. For the dental community, nothing will change in terms of claims submission or provider portals …

2017 Legislative Preview

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By Jennifer Goodrum, CDA Director of Government Relations From the Winter 2017 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association In 2017, budget issues will continue to be a hot topic for Colorado, as state spending continues to be heavily constrained by TABOR. Federal policy changes, especially those that impact funding for federally financed programs like Medicare, Medicaid, CHP+ and the state …