June 2019

IMPORTANT UPDATES 
DeltaDentalCO.com is Here for You!
The Delta Dental of Colorado website is a  fast, easy, and efficient way to view your patients' benefits, eligibility, and more . Using the provider portal at deltadentalco.com gives you the freedom to view the information you need for your patients at the click of a button  without having to wait to speak to a customer service representative . The information that's provided is not only available quickly, it's also timestamped and valid for 30 days. 

If you don't have a provider account, it's easy to create one, just follow the instructions  here. In addition to viewing patient eligibility, you can also go online to check payment information, submit claims, and more. 
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Child Health Plan Plus is Transitioning to DentaQuest
June is the last month in which Delta Dental of Colorado will be administering the dental benefits for the Child Health Plan  Plus (CHP+) program. As we recently communicated, Delta Dental of Colorado did not bid on a new contract for the combined administration of dental benefits for the CHP+ and Medicaid programs.  Our current contract will expire on June 30, 2019, and DentaQuest will be taking over as the dental administrator for the CHP+ program

You will need to contract with DentaQuest in order to continue servicing CHP+ subscribers and submit claims related to CHP+ and/or Medicaid to them as of July 1, 2019. You can visit their website at  dentaquest.com/dentists/ or contact the provider relations representative for your area for information on contracting and more. In addition, providers are still required to revalidate with the State of Colorado at  colorado.gov/hcpf/provider-enrollment

Northeastern Colorado
Donna Phelps
Southern Colorado
Richard Spencer
Central/Metro Denver
Lisa Larkin-Allen
Western Colorado
Christie Robson

In addition to the transition of administration of the CHP+ dental program, we will also be discontinuing the Delta Dental of Colorado Fund for groups 8883 (CHP+) and 8884 (DDCO subscribers at a certain percentage of the federal poverty level). The DDCO fund will be closed as of July 1, 2019, and any associated treatment must be completed by June 30, 2019. If you have questions regarding the fund, please contact our network provider management team at 303-889-8677 or provideradvocate@ddpco.com

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Take Time this Summer to Empower Your Practice 
Summer is the perfect time to get caught up on your CPR certification and learn more about Delta Dental of Colorado's latest tools, policies, and procedures while having the chance to interact with other industry colleagues and DDCO network and clinical management teams. Provider and dental office staff are welcome, and both offerings are free

RSVP for the American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI)-approved CPR course and/or our educational workshop by calling 303-889-8677 or by completing the Provider Workshop Registration Form.

Date
Location Time
June 14 Delta Dental of Colorado
4583 South Ulster Street, 2nd Floor (Conference Room 200), Denver
Workshop: 8:30 a.m.-noon
CPR Class: Class is FULL
June 28 Loveland
Embassy Suites Loveland Hotel, Spa & Conference Center
4705 Clydesdale Parkway, Loveland
Workshop: 8:30 a.m.-noon
CPR Class: 1-4 p.m.
July 12 Boulder
The Hampton Inn & Suites
6333 Lookout Road, Boulder
Workshop: 8:30 a.m.-noon
CPR Class: 1-4 p.m.
August 16 Grand Junction
Residence Inn by Marriott
767 Horizon Drive, Grand Junction
Workshop: 8:30 a.m.-noon
CPR Class: 1-4 p.m.

INDUSTRY NEWS
The healing power of a smile: A link between oral care and substance abuse recovery
ScienceDaily, May 20, 2019
A new study links the benefits of comprehensive oral care to the physical and emotional recovery of patients seeking treatment for substance abuse disorder.
Approximately 75% of all Delta Dental of Colorado's group plans include Right Start 4 KidsĀ®, a benefit enhancement that removes most of the cost barriers to dental care by providing coverage for children up to their 13th birthday at 100% coinsurance for diagnostic & preventive, basic, and major services, with no deductible, when in-network providers are seen. Delta Dental of Colorado wants to give kids the right start for a brighter future and healthier smile.
Delta Dental of Colorado
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