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Know Your Rights When It Comes to Insurance Payments

March 16, 2015

Many insurance companies have begun paying claims with virtual credit cards. But practitioners end up paying more than they would via an electronic funds transfer (EFT) or a paper check. When insurance companies use virtual credit cards, the practitioner is required to write off a portion of the amount charged to the insurer for the services rendered and also is charged a transaction fee to run the card to receive reimbursement for the claim. It also can be more time-consuming for the staff member in charge of processing the transaction. 

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CDA Fights Dentist Rating Systems Based Solely on Fees

March 16, 2015

Last summer, one of the state’s dental insurance plans implemented a new provider rating system—a three-star “designation” system based solely on treatment fees. Under this rating system, dentists with higher fees for services would get lower ratings, and dentists with lower fees would get higher ratings. During the 2015 legislative session, the CDA is running a bill that would disallow this practice in the future. Far more than simply the cost of care should be included in the design of a provider rating system for the public. 

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How Will the New CE Requirement Affect You?

March 16, 2015

When it comes to continuing education (CE) credit, the CDA has remained ahead of the curve in ensuring the highest standards for its members. All CDA member dentists, to keep their memberships in good standing, must complete at least 15 hours of CE each year. But now it’s also a requirement by law for all Colorado dentists and dental hygienists.

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CU Student/CDA Board Member Elected ASDA President

March 16, 2015

Christian Piers, CU School of Dental Medicine student (class of 2016), was elected president of the American Student Dental Association (ASDA) on Feb. 21. He will lead the association for the 2015-2016 term.

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USA Today Article Doesn’t Tell the Whole Story

February 24, 2015

USA Today recently ran a story about dentistry, shedding light on the perception some members of the public and media have about dentists and access-to-care. The story also cites the Medicaid benefit in Colorado and floats mid-levels as a solution to access-to-care concerns. Click here to read the USA Today article.

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