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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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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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February 22, 2010

In January, the Colorado State Board of Dental Examiners (SBDE) voted to adopt new rules on the administration of anesthesia. This vote concludes a year of discussion and revision to the rule. The rule went through several iterations before final adoption, addressing a number of dentist concerns in the process.

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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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February 22, 2010

Thanks to everyone who took action in support of HB 1144, the bill to address insurers’ practice of dictating fees for non-covered services. As you know, HB 1144 died in a frustrating tie vote earlier this month. However, the CDA is still very committed to addressing this issue. We are reviewing our options and will keep members posted with more information as available.

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