Enforcement Coming: Register and Use the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP)

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Colorado’s electronic Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) is a secure online database that provides objective information about patients’ controlled substance prescription records to assist Colorado healthcare providers in offering appropriate treatment to their patients. The PDMP was enacted into law in 2005, in part, to reduce prescription drug abuse. All providers – including dentists – who maintain an active DEA …

New Opioid Prescribing Policies for Medicare and Medicaid

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Federal Updates On Oct. 24, federal legislation to address the opioid crisis – the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act (H.R. 6) – was signed into law. The new law includes grant funding to support improvement of state Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs) and to incentivize continuing education expansions for prescribers. …

New Opioid Prescribing Limitations – Are You in Compliance?

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From the Summer 2018 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association In late May, Gov. John Hickenlooper signed Senate Bill 22: Clinical Practice for Opioid Prescribing. This new state law limits the number of opioid pills that can be prescribed by all healthcare providers. Colorado dentists who prescribe opioids are affected by this new law. Be sure your prescribing practices comply. …

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 …