New Medicaid ID Cards

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May 10, 2010 Beginning June 1, the Colorado Department of Healthcare Policy and Financing will be issuing Medical Identification Cards with a new look to Medicaid patients. The new cards will now be bilingual (English and Spanish) and more informative. Click here to view a sample of the new card. These new cards do not replace cards issued before June …

Charitable Care Presentation to House HHS Committee

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May 10, 2010 Rep. Jim Riesberg, chair of the House Health and Human Services (HHS) Committee, asked the CDA’s help in organizing a presentation on the low cost and charitable dental options that are currently available to Coloradans.  On Thursday, April 8, the CDA – along with select dental charities – met with the House HHS Committee to provide information …

Member Spotlight: Dr Walter Schneider

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May 10, 2010 Located in rural southern Tanzania, Songea is an impoverished, remote district about 60 miles north of the Mozambique border. In November 2009, Longmont dentist Dr. Walter Schneider spent two weeks in Songea providing free dental care in a clinic run by Miracle Corners of the World, a nonprofit organization based in New York. Working with a local …

HB1234 Defeated

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May 10, 2010 Bill Required U.S. Licensure for Claims Denials Thanks to all CDA members who wrote their legislators regarding HB 1234, the bill that would require denials of insurance claims be made by U.S. licensed healthcare practitioners who have expertise in the specialty or field involved in the claim.  The CDA got involved with this bill after learning that …

House of Delegates to Consider 2010-2011 Budget

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May 10, 2010 On June 11, the CDA’s governing body, the House of Delegates, will consider the 2010-2011 budget.  The proposed budget includes a $14 dues increase.  Dues for the CDA have not been changed since 2001, which would make this adjustment the first increase in a decade.  The CDA works hard to maintain a budget with limited financial impact …

Your Support Needed for House Bill 1234

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April 9, 2010 Just this week, the CDA learned that a major insurer plans to outsource the processing of dental claims to an office in India. Dentists have expressed concern about the effects of this policy, including the fact that education and training of dentists in India is vastly different from that in the U.S. Denials of coverage can often equate …

Save Money on Exam Gloves

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March 26, 2010 The CDA endorses companies to save you time and money. One of the most recent benefits to members is through the CDA Glove Program. This program allows you to choose from a variety of gloves, quickly place an order and pay a specially negotiated discounted price.

Welcome New CDA Members

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March 26, 2010 The CDA would like to introduce its newest members. 177 dentists have joined from 10 different components. The CDA welcomes these members and congratulates them for their choice to join organized dentistry. One year ago this month, the CDA launched the New Dentist Committee. This committee has been active hosting several professional and social events over the …

Announcements for March 2010

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March 26, 2010 Have news to share with your colleagues? Send it to the CDA for the eNewsletter. In this month’s announcements: Dr. Ronald Taylor, Dr. Debra Gander, Dr. Johathan Anderson and Dr. Thomas Swain.

ADA Opposes Healthcare Reform Bill

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This past Sunday, March 21, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve legislation to overhaul the nation’s healthcare system. The House approved the Senate’s version of healthcare reform with a 219-212 vote. President Obama signed the initial bill into law on Tuesday, March 23. For a quick synopsis of the bill’s main provisions, click here. The majority of the …