My Leap of Faith

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By Carolyn Mauterer, D.D.S., CDA Vice President From the Winter 2019 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association In 2017, I made a major leap of faith and sold my beloved private practice to a DSO. The events leading up to this decision were too many to list, but the two biggest factors were my incredibly high stress level and the dental …

Apply to Serve on the Senior Dental Advisory Committee

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The Senior Dental Advisory Committee (DAC) serves as a forum where the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing and the stakeholder community discuss the program and makes rule recommendations to the Medical Services Board (MSB). The DAC meets to receive updates, and review and comment on ongoing DAC plans and activities. Members are appointed to three-year terms by the …

Senior Dental Program Grant Applications Due

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The Colorado Dental Health Care Program for Low-Income Seniors (Senior Dental Program) grant was recently renewed by the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing. All current grant recipients of the Senior Dental Program are required to reapply for grant funds, and new grant applications are welcome at this time. The Senior Dental Program provides approximately $3M in grants throughout …

New Year, New Codes

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On Jan. 1, 2019, new CDT codes go into effect! Make your life easier with the CDT 2019 Kit. This essential ADA resource helps your team code more accurately for fewer claims rejections and faster reimbursement. This CDT 2019 Kit includes several tools: CDT 2019: Dental Procedure Codes with all the new and updated codes, including 15 new codes, five revised codes …

Register for 2019 Lobby Day

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Make your voice heard! Join the CDA at the Colorado State Capitol Friday, Feb. 15. You will have the opportunity to meet with your local state legislators to discuss important dental issues, helping set the stage for dentistry’s success during the upcoming legislative session! The CDA will supply resources and training to those who volunteer for the event. Register now.

Apply for the Diversity in Leadership Class of 2019-2020

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The CDA created Diversity in Leadership to enhance the leadership skills of dentists of all backgrounds and to bring a variety of professional and personal experiences to our leadership team. This program is designed to develop the competencies and skills that both current and future leaders need in their offices and outside of the office setting. Diversity in Leadership participants …

Office of the State Auditor Reviews the State Medicaid Program

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In October, dentists who participate in Medicaid may have received a notice that the Colorado Office of the State Auditor (OSA) is reviewing the state Medicaid program’s claims processing. It has been difficult to obtain information about this process, as Medicaid and its vendors are not permitted to further discuss the topic. Yet, from our research, it appears that this …

New Opioid Prescribing Policies for Medicare and Medicaid

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Federal Updates On Oct. 24, federal legislation to address the opioid crisis – the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act (H.R. 6) – was signed into law. The new law includes grant funding to support improvement of state Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs) and to incentivize continuing education expansions for prescribers. …

COMOM 2018 Provides Over 1,100 with Free Care

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The Colorado Mission of Mercy (COMOM) held its 12th annual free dental clinic Nov. 2 and 3 in Greeley.  More than 1,100 adults and children, who could not afford dental care, were provided with free oral healthcare services at Island Grove Regional Park. During the two-day clinic, patients underwent dental procedures amounting to more than $1,000,000 in donated care! Save the date …

Giving Tuesday – Nov. 27

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Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Giving Tuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. After you kick off your holiday shopping on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, consider giving back to help a good cause—the CDA Foundation (CDAF)—as part of the Giving Tuesday movement on Nov. 27. CDAF supports dental students as they …