Were the Odds Ever in Our Favor? 2018 Legislative Wrap-Up

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By Jennifer Goodrum, CDA Director of Government Relations From the Summer 2018 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association Colorado’s 2018 state legislative session began on Jan. 10 and ended on May 9. Legislators considered several bills that affect dental offices. Bills with the greatest impact on dentists are detailed below. Dental Hygiene Authorization to Administer Silver Diamine Fluoride In 2017, …

It’s a Wrap: 2018 State Legislative Session

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Colorado’s 2018 legislative session began Jan. 10 and ended May 9. It was a unique session filled with contentious conduct investigations, as well as a number of divisive issues. The CDA was fortunate to be able to accomplish many key objectives despite the rancor under the gold dome. Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) Application by Dental Hygienists: With the passage of …

New Requirement for Dental Offices to Disclose Fees for Top 15 Procedures

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In the age of high deductible health plans and plans that cover fewer and fewer services, there has been a growing chorus of consumer voices pushing for greater price transparency from healthcare providers. Healthcare price transparency bills have come before the Colorado state legislature for the last several years, and in 2017, the Colorado state legislature passed Senate Bill (SB) …

New 2018 Requirement: Dental Offices Must Disclose Fees for Top 15 Procedures By Jan. 1

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In the age of high-deductible health plans and plans that cover fewer and fewer services, there has been a growing chorus of consumer voices pushing for greater price transparency from healthcare providers. Healthcare price transparency bills have come before the Colorado state legislature for the last several years. In 2017, the Colorado state legislature passed Senate Bill 65, which requires …