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Medicaid Dental Fee Increases Take Effect July 1

July 1, 2015

During the 2015-2016 state budget process, the CDA worked hard to secure an across-the-board rate increase and a targeted rate increase for the Colorado Medicaid Dental Program fee schedule. Thanks to some hard work by the Medicaid Dental Program, the increase just received federal approval from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and the increases will be effective and implemented in real time July 1, 2015. There will not be any implementation delay or retroactive adjustments associated with this rate increase--which is great news for dental offices.

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Dr. Gary Field Takes the Reins of the CDA at the Annual Session

June 22, 2015

At the 2015 CDA Annual Session in Beaver Creek, Colo., the association installed a new president and welcomed new members to its Board of Trustees and Executive Committee.

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Grant Funding Offered for Practices Implementing Virtual Dental Home Model and ITR Procedure

June 22, 2015

Gov. John Hickenlooper signed H.B. 1309 into law in June. The act allows dental hygienists to perform interim therapeutic restorations (ITRs), subject to certain training, experience and supervision requirements. Dentists who would like to implement the virtual dental home model, including utilizing dental hygienists to place ITRs in appropriate circumstances, might be eligible for grant funding from the Caring for Colorado Foundation.

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Teach Your Patients to Take Meds Seriously

June 22, 2015

Colorado dentists can do their part to help combat and prevent prescription drug abuse by increasing awareness of the issue. The Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention, the organization behind the recently launched Take Meds Seriously campaign, has developed an informational rack card and other resources dentists can use to spread the word to their patients. The card features tips on safe use, safe storage, and safe disposal of prescription medications. Dentists can download the card from the Take Meds Seriously Website, brand the card with their practice name or logo, and print the card for distribution to their patients.

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Build Your Network With Connect the Docs

June 22, 2015

The CDA’s newest program, Connect the Docs, is Saturday, Aug. 29, from 8 to 11 a.m. Don't miss your chance to connect with other docs at this interactive program dedicated to networking, mentoring, management training and leadership growth.

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