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Repeal Insurance Anti-Trust Exemption

March 26, 2010

Take Action: Ask Your Senators to Support a Bill to Repeal Insurance Anti-Trust Exemption

On Feb. 24, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed HR4626, Colorado Rep. Betsy Markey’s bill that would enact a full repeal of the antitrust exemptions in place for the insurance industry.

Currently, the exemption allows health insurance companies to work jointly to set rates without fear of federal antitrust scrutiny.

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Anesthesia Training Requirements

Know the New Anesthesia Training Requirements: Don’t Be Fooled

As you know, the Colorado State Board of Dental Examiners recently published a new rule on the administration of anesthesia. As the March 30 implementation deadline nears, there has been some confusion about the requirements of the new rule.

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SBDE Update: Have You Renewed Your License?

February 23, 2010

By Maulid "Mo" Miskell, Program Director
Colorado State Board of Dental Examiners

Deadline to Renew: Feb. 28, 2010

All dentist and dental hygienist licenses expire on Feb. 28, 2010. You must have an active license in order to practice dentistry or dental hygiene in Colorado. It is also the responsibility of all supervising dentists who have licensed personnel operating in their practices to make sure that each licensed employee has an active license.

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Support Colorado Representative's Bill to Fully Repeal McCarran-Ferguson

February 23, 2010

Take Action: Support Federal Bill to Repeal Insurance Anti-Trust Exemption

Colorado Rep. Betsy Markey is leading the way in encouraging the U.S. Congress to repeal an insurance industry exemption from federal antitrust laws. Currently, the exemption allows health insurance companies to work jointly to set rates without fear of federal antitrust scrutiny. When this type of behavior is allowed, consumers are hurt by a reduction in innovation and variety in the marketplace, compared to what would be offered in an atmosphere of robust competition between insurance providers.

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City of Centennial Sales Tax Update

February 23, 2010

The CDA continues to act on behalf of Centennial dentists regarding the issue of charging sales tax on items sold in dental offices within the City of Centennial.

The CDA attorney suggests that practices located within the City of Centennial that have a current Centennial Sales Tax License file an annual return, even if the practice does not have retail sales to report for the period.

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March 1 Compliance Alert for Dentists Offering Payment Plans

February 22, 2010

Some Dentists Must Register Under State Consumer Credit Law
Attention dentists: do you offer payment plans to your patients? If so, you may be required to pay a fee and register with the state of Colorado before March 1.

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