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Oct. 1 Employer Deadline for Issuing Insurance Exchange Notices

September 13, 2013

As part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), all employers must provide notice to new hires and current employees about their state’s health insurance marketplace, also known as the insurance exchange, which will be in operation by 2014.  In Colorado, the exchange is called Connect for Health Colorado.  Open enrollment under the exchange begins on Oct. 1, 2013.  

Freebies Given to Providers Valued at $10+ Must Now Be Reported

September 13, 2013

Effective Aug. 1, vendors must report items gifted to dental providers that are equal to or exceed $10 in value, to be in compliance with new government rules and regulations.  These items include dental/medical supplies, food, entertainment, gifts and travel. Drug samples intended exclusively for distribution to patients are excluded from the reporting requirements. At this time, it does not appear that tax documents will be issued as a result of this regulation, however, all data collected through this process will be made public on a Website.

And the winner is…

September 13, 2013

Thank you to the CDA members who provided us with candid feedback on the recent CDA Membership Survey.  Your feedback is being carefully reviewed and will allow the CDA to continue to improve your membership benefits and experience.  All members who took the survey were entered into a random computer generated drawing for an iPad Mini.  The lucky winner of the iPad Mini was Dr. Ricardo Dasilva.

State Medicaid Program Seeks Stakeholder Input on Adult Medicaid Benefit

September 13, 2013

The state Medicaid program recently began gathering stakeholder input on how the new adult dental benefit should be organized and what services the dental benefit should include. The new adult Medicaid dental benefit is expected to be available starting July 2014. Initial stakeholder meetings were held on Aug. 9 and Aug. 23. Topics discussed included coverage for diagnostic, preventive and restorative dental services. Four additional stakeholder meetings on various topics, including endodontic, oral surgery, prosthodontic, pediatric and orthodontic coverage, will be held this fall. Interested dentists are encouraged to participate in the stakeholder meetings.

Save the Date: 2014 Dentists at the Capitol Lobby Day!

September 13, 2013

2014 Dentists at the Capitol Lobby Day
When: Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, 8:00 a.m.-Noon
Where: Colorado State Capitol Building, 200 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80203-1776

Your participation in the upcoming Lobby Day is vital. In 2014, the laws that govern the practice of dentistry will undergo a complete review and rewrite by the state legislature. This “Sunset Review” process can dramatically impact dentists through changes to state board composition, scope of practice allowances, practice ownership requirements, educational requirements and more.

 Please RSVP by February 7, 2014 to by clicking here or contacting Akila Martin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 303-740-6900.

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