Non-Medicaid Providers May Now Collect Copays for Dual Covered Patients

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In the past, two conflicting sections of state law have disagreed on whether a copay or deductible associated with a dually covered patient’s primary insurance plan could be collected from Medicaid patients. If a dentist did not collect a required private plan copay, he/she could be subject to insurance fraud penalties. If a dentist did collect the required private plan …

A Big Year for Dentistry: 2017 Legislative Wrap-Up

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By Jennifer Goodrum, CDA Director of Government Relations From the Summer 2017 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association Colorado’s 2017 state legislative session began Jan. 11 and ended on May 10. Key themes during the 2017 legislative session included insurance reform, transportation, construction defects, marijuana, school finance reform and balancing a very constrained state budget. In spite of a legislative …

Advocating For You: 2017 Legislative Update

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By Jennifer Goodrum, CDA Director of Government Relations From the Spring 2017 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association Colorado’s 2017 legislative session is in full swing and it has been an extremely busy session for dentistry. The CDA represents its members every day at the state Capitol monitoring the nearly 500 bills being considered by the state legislature this year. …