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Code Claims Correctly From the Start With the CDT 2016 Kit

December 16, 2015

CDT 2016 is the official source for the most accurate and up-to-date ADA dental procedure codes. Relying on old information may lead to unexpected claim denials or reimbursement delays. Code changes for 2016 include 19 new codes, 12 revised codes and 8 deleted codes.

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COFluorideFacts.org Goes Live to Help Colorado Communities

December 16, 2015

The CDA and Oral Health Colorado (OHCO) launched this week, Colorado Fluoride Facts, a website and set of social media tools that communicate about the benefits, safety and support of community water fluoridation in Colorado. Because of the challenges to this proven public health benefit across Colorado—which have stretched from Loveland to Denver and across to Montrose—the CDA and OHCO developed the online tools to better educate elected officials, community members and supporters about fluoridation.

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How Did the 2015 Legislative Session Affect You?

By Jennifer Goodrum, Director of CDA Government Relations
 
Colorado’s 2015 state legislative session ran from Jan. 7 through May 6. As always, the CDA worked hard at the statehouse on your behalf. It was a busy – and productive – session for the dental profession. This year, the CDA was successful in enacting some reforms to insurer rating systems that will help ensure dentists are treated fairly and consumers have access to accurate information. In addition, the CDA monitored nearly 50 bills that had direct and indirect impacts on the dental profession. 

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Why Do We Do What We Do? Because Dental Health Matters

December 16, 2015

The CDA is pleased to announce its newest program, Dental Health Matters. In an effort to help underserved communities and populations, this program will draw together all of the CDA’s efforts to advance the oral health of Coloradans. The CDA already has undertaken measures in pursuit of greater access to dental care as well as to enhance our profession’s profile as a force in shaping sensible public policy:

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Sunset Review: Anesthesia Rule Changes

By Jennifer Goodrum, CDA Director of Government Relations
 
During fall 2014 and spring 2015, the Colorado Dental Board conducted rulemaking hearings in order to implement the dental sunset review bill. The State Board established four related rulemaking committees: anesthesia; CE and fining; licensure; lasers, dental hygiene prescribing and dental laboratories. Ten committee meetings were held through the fall, as well as five rulemaking sessions. These meetings were open for dentist participation, and the CDA encouraged member dentists to attend and provide input.

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