Red Flags Rule Compliance Delayed Through June 1, 2010

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October 30, 2009 Today, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it would further delay enforcement of its “red flags” identify theft rule, which would have gone into effect this Saturday, Nov. 1. The new compliance date is June 1, 2010. Thanks to many ADA and CDA members contacting lawmakers, the FTC has granted this extension to assist small businesses. …

ADA Action Alert: Repeal Insurance Industry Antitrust Exemptions

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October 23, 2009 The ADA has long encouraged Congress to repeal an insurance industry exemption from federal antitrust laws. The exemption allows health insurance companies to work jointly in setting rates without fear of federal antitrust scrutiny. When this type of behavior is allowed, consumers are hurt by a reduction in innovation and variety in the marketplace compared to what …

U.S. House Passes Legislation Providing Red Flags Rule Exemption, Senate to Consider

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October 23, 2009 On Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed legislation that would exempt small businesses, including most private practice dentists, from the “Red Flags” identity theft rules slated to take effect November 1. The bill, H.R. 3763, would provide an exemption for healthcare, law and accounting practices with 20 or fewer employees and give the Federal Trade …

State Board Adopts Licensure Rule, Returns Anesthesia Rule to Committee

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October 23, 2009 On Wednesday, the State Board of Dental Examiners (SBDE) met to consider proposed revisions to its licensure and anesthesia rules. The Board adopted proposed changes to the licensure reinstatement rule with minor amendments for clarification. The revisions improve consistency across licensees and type of licensure, and give more flexibility in reinstatement of lapsed licenses than previously had …

Carve Out Bill for Medicaid Dental Program Moves Forward

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October 23, 2009 Medicaid provider participation and provider reimbursement rates are dangerously low in Colorado. A “carve out” is one option that could help address this issue and ensure sustainability and success for the program into the future.

Reminder! Rule Hearings Scheduled for Oct 21

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October 15, 2009 Wednesday, October 21 is a big day for dental regulations. There will be two notable public hearings that day. The department of health will hold a hearing on proposed revisions to it x-ray rules at 10:00 a.m. in the CDPHE Sabin-Cleere Conference Room. The CDPHE is located at 4300 Cherry Creek Drive South, Bldg. A., Denver, CO …

CDA Files Formal Comments on X-Ray Rule Revisions

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October 15, 2009 As broadcast in a recent CDA e-Alert, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is considering revisions to its rules on radiation control, including changes to rules governing the use of x-ray technology in dentistry. The CDA conducted an extensive review of the rule revisions and filed formal comments to address a few concerns. Primary …

X-Ray Rules Revised – Portable handheld devices affected by rule, comments due by Sept. 30

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Sept. 25, 2009 The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) recently proposed revisions to its rules on radiation control, which include changes to rules governing the use of x-ray technology in dentistry. The most noteworthy change for the dental profession is in regard to the use of portable handheld x-ray equipment, like the NOMAD x-ray system. New rules …

Introducing the New cdaonline.org!

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Sept. 22, 2009 If you haven’t visited cdaonline.org recently, we invite you to check out the newly improved CDA Website. The site has been redesigned, refreshed and reprogrammed to give you better functionality, more features and more member resources. Each month we’ll spotlight a new section of our Website to help you get acquainted with the new look and features. …