Your Medicaid Questions Answered

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From the Winter 2019 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association FAQs for MEDICAID PROVIDERS What are the opioid prescribing limitations for Medicaid dentists? Colorado’s Medicaid program recently enacted new opioid prescribing limitations for dentists. Effective Nov. 15, 2018, dentists may prescribe only four days of short-acting opioids at a time, with a maximum of 24 pills (six pills per day) containing …

Office of the State Auditor Reviews the State Medicaid Program

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In October, dentists who participate in Medicaid may have received a notice that the Colorado Office of the State Auditor (OSA) is reviewing the state Medicaid program’s claims processing. It has been difficult to obtain information about this process, as Medicaid and its vendors are not permitted to further discuss the topic. Yet, from our research, it appears that this …

Letter to the Editor

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Dear Editor,     I haven’t said this often, but a comment from a patient’s mother made me disappointed in my profession. And I found it personally insulting. I was doing a new patient exam. After we were finished, the mother looked around my nice office, sized me up and decided I didn’t quite fit the bill for what she was about …

CDA Shares Stories of Coloradans Helped by Medicaid Dental

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Medicaid dental coverage has played a key role in improving lives and health across the state. It has improved nutrition. It’s helped women have healthier pregnancies. It’s prevented poor medical outcomes. It’s enabled people to find better jobs and businesses to grow.  That’s why the CDA and its dental partners launched in early November the Health First: Dental Is Essential …

Medicaid Provider Update: 3-Week Payment Delay Expected for Systems Transition

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On March 1, Colorado Medicaid, now known as HealthFirst Colorado, and CHP+ will undergo a transition in vendors and claims payment systems for the programs. This transition primarily affects medical claims submission, but there are a couple of important considerations dentists should keep in mind. For the dental community, nothing will change in terms of claims submission or provider portals …