Colorado Dental Board Releases Updated Sleep Apnea Rule Revisions

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The Colorado Dental Board and Colorado Medical Board joint workgroup regarding sleep apnea rules and policies has released the latest round of revisions ahead of its next meeting. The purpose of this meeting is to evaluate, discuss and possibly modify suggested revisions to the dental board’s proposed rule/policy regarding sleep apnea and to determine next steps and timeframe to reach …

Faces of the CDA: Dr. Liliane Brantes and Dr. Peter Vanicek

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Members: Dr. Liliane Brantes and Dr. Peter Vanicek Reason: Donating Dental Services to Children Worldwide Dr. Liliane Brantes and her husband, Dr. Peter Vanicek, sold their practice in 2012 and took their expertise on the road—or maybe more accurately, across the ocean—to countries worldwide to help children in need of dental treatment. “Working with children is most rewarding because through …

Medicaid Regulatory Efficiency Review

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As highlighted in the August 2017 CDA eNews, the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) gave stakeholders the opportunity to comment on rules governing both the child and adult Medicaid dental benefits. The CDA submitted comments Aug. 30 on behalf of the Medicaid provider community. The topics addressed in the CDA comments include: Restrictive interpretation of the …

Non-Medicaid Providers May Now Collect Copays for Dual Covered Patients

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In the past, two conflicting sections of state law have disagreed on whether a copay or deductible associated with a dually covered patient’s primary insurance plan could be collected from Medicaid patients. If a dentist did not collect a required private plan copay, he/she could be subject to insurance fraud penalties. If a dentist did collect the required private plan …

Do You Qualify for Loan Repayment?

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You might be eligible to receive repayment of qualified student loans if you practice in a Health Professional Shortage Area, delivering primary health care services in a public or nonprofit clinic. The practice must accept public insurance and offer discounted services to low-income, uninsured patients on a sliding fee scale. The deadline to submit your application is Sept. 30, 2017.  …

Make a Difference: Volunteer for COMOM

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The Colorado Mission of Mercy (COMOM) is Oct. 13-14 at the Colorado State Fairgrounds in Pueblo, Colo., and volunteer spots are still available. Your help and expertise are very much needed at this year’s clinic. It takes about 1,000 volunteers to make the clinic a success. Whether you’re a caring dental professional or a caring individual, many opportunities are available …

Get Extra Savings from Solmetex

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Since the Environmental Protection Agency reinstated the amalgam separator mandate in June, CDA-endorsed Solmetex has begun offering deeper discounts to CDA members. In addition to the ongoing CDA member benefit of a free Hg5 collection container and Hg5 recycle kit (a $338 value), Solmetex is offering a $200 rebate on its NXT Hg5 Amalgam Separator through Dec. 31, 2017. CDA …

CDT 2018: Code Smarter, Work Less!

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Make your life easier with the CDT 2018 Kit. This essential ADA resource helps your team code more accurately for fewer claims rejections and faster reimbursement. This CDT 2018 Kit includes: CDT 2018: Dental Procedure Codes manual has the most up-to-date CDT Codes, including 18 new codes, 16 revised codes and 3 deleted codes, plus complete descriptors CDT 2018 Coding …