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Help a Colleague! Practice Monitor Training: Friday, September 10, 2010

July 19, 2010

If you have at least 5 years of experience in the practice of dentistry and are interested in sharing your expertise with a colleague, you could be a practice monitor.  

The Dentist Practice Monitor role makes it possible to protect the public and at the same time provide support for dentists who are making changes in their practices and in their lives.  As a Practice Monitor, you can help dentists who have experienced a health-related or substandard care issue requiring their practice be monitored.  Monitors provide direct monitoring service to another dentist, evaluate the practice in regular site visits, and offer suggestions and support.  Monitors enter a fee-for-service agreement with the monitored dentist for a specific time.  

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Write Congress in Support of Federal Non Covered Services Bill

July 19, 2010

The ADA is backing a federal bill to stop dental benefit plans from dictating rates that dentists must charge for services not covered under a patient’s plan. 

H.R. 5000 would stop this practice at the national level and would apply to all ERISA or employer self-insured plans. Other provisions in the bill address coordination of benefits, assignment of benefits, downcoding by insurers, equal payment for participating and non participating providers, and other related insurer practices. 

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Submit Your Legislative Ideas

July 19, 2010

The CDA is currently compiling agenda items for the 2011 legislative session, which will begin in January.  If you have any policy suggestions you would like the CDA to consider, please submit them to Jennifer Goodrum at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 303-996-2847 by July 30, 2010.

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Taxes 101: Does Your Practice Qualify for a Payroll Tax Exemption?

July 19, 2010

Two new tax benefits are available to employers hiring employees who were previously unemployed or only working part-time.  In order to encourage employers to hire unemployed workers, President Obama signed the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment (HIRE) Act on March 18.  The HIRE Act allows an exemption on the employer paid portion of social security payroll taxes (6.2%) for wages paid to new hires after March 18, 2010 and before January 1, 2011.  

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Don’t Forget: Sign-up for the CDA Easy Pay Program!

July 19, 2010

Back by popular demand, the CDA is offering its "Easy Pay" method of paying your membership dues.  This program breaks your dues balance into four easy payments that can be charged to a credit card or withdrawn from your checking/savings account. This plan helps you manage your cash flow more efficiently and reduces your year-end expenses. The CDA does not charge a service fee for this benefit.

Click here for more information and to download a sign-up form! 

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