Welcome, Health First Colorado Dental Program Providers

We respect the contributions of Health First Colorado Dental Providers to ensure the health of all Members. By providing you advanced technological tools, DentaQuest strives to eliminate the administrative burden associated with participating in government-sponsored programs.  Beyond representing an act of public service in your community, we want your participation in our network to represent a sound business decision. 

Important Provider Information:

DentaQuest is the contractor for the Health First Colorado Dental Program. The Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing issued a check on 3/13/2017 to DentaQuest to cover the currently delayed payment cycles. DentaQuest has received the payment and will be releasing payment for the three delayed payment cycles, this Wednesday.  

In addition, this week's payment is on track for release to providers on Friday. We thank you for your patience and apologize for the inconvenience this may cause.

Important Interchange Transition Information – Dates and Deadlines​

Notice regarding Mandatory Reporting:
Beginning July 1, 2016, Dental Providers are required to report mistreatment of At-Risk Adults with an Intellectual and Developmental Disability (IDD). “At-risk adult with IDD" means a person who is eighteen years of age or older and is a person with an intellectual and developmental disability, as defined in section 25.5-10-202 (26) (a), C.R.S.
Additional information regarding Mandatory Reporting is available on the Colorado Office of Community Access & Independence web site located at: http://www.coloradoaps.com/.

If you have questions regarding your Health First Colorado Dental Program provider participation, or if you have questions regarding claims, prior authorization requests, service coverage, etc, please contact us at the following number:

Health First Colorado Customer Service: 855-225-1731
For TTY assistance, please call AT&T’s TTY line at 411

Our offices are open 7:30 am-5pm MST, Monday – Friday
Self service assistance is available via Interactive Voice Response 24 hours, 7 days a week

Important Provider Updates:

Have you revalidated yet? Per Section 6401(a) of the Affordable Care Act, all enrolled Health First Colorado and Medicare providers and suppliers must revalidate their enrollment information under new enrollment screening criteria. In order to prevent any delay in payment when the new claims management system launches, please visit www.Colorado.gov/hcpf/provider-resources to begin the reenrollment process. Please contact the Health First Colorado Enrollment and Revalidation Information Center at 800-237-0757 Option 5 for assistance.

Colorado Pay Performance Update: DentaQuest has processed the first payments and will continue on a monthly basis moving forward. As a reminder for providers, the “Take 5” Program payments will be made by DentaQuest via paper checks that will be mailed to the billing entities on behalf of the rendering providers. DentaQuest wants to ensure that all providers are compensated appropriately based on whether or not the program’s metric(s) were met. Due to the complexity of the federal reporting requirements associated with data that is being reviewed, providers not receiving payment in the first check run may receive payment in a future run.

DentaQuest has posted individualized reports that outline each provider’s payments and progress on the provider portal. These reports will be updated monthly. Instructions on how to locate provider reports are on the next page. Please contact your PR representative if there are any questions or concerns, thank you.

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