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UPDATE: Medicare Enrollment Opt In or Opt Out

By Jennifer Goodrum, CDA director of Government Relations
Dentists who treat Medicare patients must either enroll in the Medicare program or opt out by Feb. 1, 2017. Please note that this requirement applies to the federal MediCARE plans (generally senior and disabled patients) as opposed to the state-based MediCAID plans (for low-income patients). Medicare generally applies to patients over the age of 65, as well as certain adults receiving federal disability payments.



By Marie Chatterley
Can your job satisfaction increase by focusing on the positive? Positive psychology has infiltrated workshops and trainings throughout corporate America in the last seven years and many are seeking to model this new approach in business. Shawn Achor published the Happiness Advantage in 2010, and suggested five daily exercises for a positive change.


CDA Endorsed Products Spotlight: Officite

March 9, 2016

Officite is the leading Web Presence provider in the dental industry and has been providing dentists with attractive, effective online marketing strategies since 2002. Officite provides everything your practice needs to start attracting more new patients through the internet. The complete Web Presence platforms can come with any combination of the following:


Becoming Noble

By Deanna Goodrich, R.D.H.
Every successful business owner begins with these three questions: Who are you? What do you believe? Who do you need to become? Becoming noble is defined by Webster’s dictionary as “having, showing, or coming from personal qualities that people admire (such as honesty, generosity, courage, etc.).” This little five-letter word can revolutionize your practice, your life and your happiness.


PDMP Releases Video Training on Creating and Activating Delegate Accounts

March 7, 2016

This new video will teach you how to create and activate a delegate account on the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP). Any prescriber or pharmacist can now have up to three trained delegates who can access the PDMP on the prescriber's or dispenser's behalf. This helps prescribers and pharmacists use the PDMP more frequently to get the most complete medical history possible. Don't miss the opportunity to establish delegates in your practice and use the PDMP more than ever. 


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