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Tuesday, November 22, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Denti-Cal Announces Changes to Oral Examination Billing Codes »
According to the October 2016 Denti-Cal Bulletin, effective October 16 the following payment policies will apply to the or...
Tuesday, March 8, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
State Health Benefits Exchange »
State Health Benefits Exchange 2015 marked the second year that the provisions of the Affordable Care Act regarding man...
Tuesday, March 8, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tobacco Tax Initiative »
Tobacco Tax Initiative In the closing days of the 2015 legislative session, with active opposition from the tobacco lob...
Tuesday, March 8, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
State Oral Health Plan »
State Oral Health Plan As reported earlier in this column, Dr. Jayanth (Jay) Kumar took office August 1 as the Dental D...
Tuesday, March 8, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Sedation and General Anesthesia Authorization »
Sedation and General Anesthesia Authorization In September the DHCS released a Denti-Cal Provider Bulletin outlining a...
Tuesday, March 8, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Little Hoover Commission Denti-Cal Study »
Little Hoover Commission Denti-Cal Study The “Little Hoover Commission” on California State Government Organization and...
Tuesday, March 8, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Denti-Cal Update »
Denti-Cal Update In what I reported as a positive development for under compensated providers in the previous issue of...
Thursday, January 1, 2015
CSPD Provides School Absence Information and Assistance »
Dentists, and pediatric dentists in particular, are often challenged by parents anxious to avoid school absence, even when...
Thursday, January 1, 2015
Mobile/Portable Dental Care Provider Guidelines »
In an effort to assist school districts approached by mobile/portable dental care providers, a statewide group of dental a...
Monday, December 1, 2014
The Consequences of Untreated Dental Disease in Children »
The California Society of Pediatric Dentistry in collaboration with the California Dental Association has produced an advo...
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Denti-Cal's Notice of Intention to Adopt CDT 2009-10 Procedure Codes »
The California Department of Health Care Services has announced by the enclosed  Notice of Proposed Rulemaking  ...
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
CSPD Opposes Elimination of the Adult Denti-Cal Program »
The California Society of Pediatric Dentistry joins with other state health care and patient advocacy organizations in opp...
Monday, September 1, 2014
Denti-Cal Claims Submissions: Alternate Code for Limited Oral Evaluation (D0140) »
On March 1 of this year, the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) implemented mandatory CDT-4 coding for a...
Friday, August 1, 2014
Regulatory Matters: Coronal Polishing and Oral Prophylaxis »
When is coronal polishing considered an oral prophylaxis? The answer, of course, under the California Dental Practice Act,...

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