Colorado Dental Association eNews 
  November 2016
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has delayed enforcement of the Medicare Part D prescriber enrollment requirement. Providers now need to enroll by Jan. 1, 2019, instead of by Feb. 1, 2017.   
A Department of Labor rule that would have changed the salary and compensation levels for exempt executive, administrative and professional staff has been blocked, after a federal judge issued a preliminary injunction Nov. 22. The rule, which would have carried steep penalties for those who didn't comply, was set to go into effect Dec. 1, 2016. 
Dr. Richard Zallen died Nov. 24, 2016, at the age of 81. Dr. Zallen had a long and distinguished career as a dentist, an oral surgeon and an educator in Colorado. He was an active member of and contributor to the Colorado Dental Association.
Funding Opportunity to Strengthen Primary Care Services 
The Colorado Health Foundation announced a funding opportunity to increase the number of Coloradans receiving quality primary care services through grant and loan funds.  This initiative is offers low-interest loans in addition to grants so organizations can access the flexible capital they need to increase access to and improve the delivery of comprehensive, person-centered care.
ADA 2016 was a success! Were you one of the 21,667 attendees who took advantage of all ADA 2016 had to offer? Here's a closer look at who attended and made America's Dental Meeting so successful. 

CDA members go above and beyond to help their communities. Recently, a few, Dr. Gary Horn, Dr. Robert Meyer and Colorado Springs Dental Society Executive Director Sharyn Markus, were recognized by the American Dental Association (ADA) Board of Trustees and the Academy of Dentistry International.

In This Issue
Part D Enforcement Delayed
Overtime Rule Blocked
Dr. Richard Zallen
Funding Available
ADA 2016 Attendance
Award-Winning Members

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Featured Events: 

New Dentist Study Club
Join your fellow new dentists Dec. 7 for the latest study club, which will teach you about financing options for practices, purchasing and remodeling a practice, office design, outfitting and maintaining your office and inventory management. Attend in-person or via live stream. To attend the event, contact Erica Carvin at or 303-996-2842.

2017 Dentists at the Capitol Lobby Day
Mark your calendar: CDA Lobby Day is  Friday, Feb. 17 , from  8 a.m. to noon , at the Colorado State Capitol building. Be on the lookout in your email inbox for additional details, including what topics we'll be discussing with state legislators and how you can register to take part!
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