David M. Scanga


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200 Grand Avenue, Suite 400
Grand Junction, Colorado 81501

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Post Office Box 40
Grand Junction, Colorado 81502-0040

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David M. Scanga is managing shareholder of the firm.  He has been with the firm since 1983 and a shareholder since 1988.  David's main area of practice is health care law in which he works with issues facing managed care entities, health care providers, insurance brokers, employers, health information exchanges and third party administrators.  He has worked in this area of law since beginning practice with the firm.  David has represented clients before regulatory bodies and courts in the health law area.  He also represents numerous businesses throughout western Colorado with business related legal issues.  In addition to his focus on health care law, David frequently works in the areas of creditor rights and employment law.  He is a frequent presenter to groups on health care law and employment issues.  David has been awarded an AV® Peer Review Rating by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell.

 Practice Areas

Health Care

Employment Law

Creditor Rights

Employee Welfare Benefit Plans

Events and Speaking Engagements

Health Care Primer for Employers, Autopaychecks HCM Webinar, March 25, 2021

Payroll Protection Program Loans and Guidance on Necessity Certifications Webinar, Start-Up Colorado, May 15, 2020

Back to Work in the Age of Covid-19 Changing Rules and Guidelines Podcast, Law Talk Colorado May 1, 2020

Update on Health Benefit Plan Issues presented to Western Slope Chapter of the Colorado Association of CPAs on April 24, 2019

Hot Topics in Healthcare Plans – Western Rockies Association of Health Underwriters, Grand Junction Colorado, February 16, 2018

Employee Welfare Benefit Plan Issues – Western Slope Chapter of Colorado Society of CPAs, Grand Junction, Colorado, June 22, 2016

Current Issues Faced by Employers Under the Affordable Care Act – Western Rockies Association of Health Underwriters, Glenwood Springs, Colorado, August 21, 2015

Ten Critical Issues Faced by Employers Under the Affordable Care Act – The Metro Denver Association of Health Underwriters, Denver, Colorado, May 15, 2015

Healthcare – What Businesses Need to Know – 2014 CPAs in Industry Conference, Denver, Colorado, October 29, 2014

Affordable Care Act – Impact on Business Owners and Health Plans, COCPA Faculty Conference, Denver, Colorado, June 13, 2014

Health Care Reform OverviewMesa County Bar Association, January 27, 2014

Health Care Reform Impact for Business and Individuals, Roaring Fork Chapter COCPA and Four Corners Chapter COCPA, October 17 and November 14, 2013

Destination Health – Health Care Reform Impact on Business Owners and IndividualsAurora Chamber of Commerce, November 1, 2013

Health Care Reform – Update on Implications for Businesses, Western Rockies Association of Underwriters, September 27, 2013

Impact of PPACA on Medical Businesses, Medical Society Symposium, August 8, 2013

Top Five Topics in Health Care Reform – Employer and Wellness Programs, Home Loan Health Care Reform Educational Series, June 25, 2013

HIPAA Rule and Requirements for Use of Mobile Devices, Quality Health Network Meaningful Use and HIT Innovation Conference, April 2013

Health Care Reform Impact on Business Owners and Individuals, Colorado State Association of Health Underwriters, February, 2013-2013 Day At the Capital

Health Care Reform Impact on Business Owners, Community Hospital – Breakfast with CEO Series, January, 2013

Health Care Reform Impact on Employers, Montrose Chamber of Commerce, November, 2012

Health Care Reform Impact on Employers, Western Colorado Health Underwriters, October, 2012, Glenwood Springs, Colorado

Health Care Reform Impact on Employers, Grand Junction Chamber of Commerce, September, 2012

Health Care Reform for Employers, Associated Builders & Contractors, June, 2012

Health Care Reform, Small Employers, Grand Junction Chamber of Commerce, June 2011

Health Care Reform Overview, Colorado West Estate Planning Council, 2010

 Professional Associations and Memberships 

Mesa County Bar Association (President, 2007-2008)

Colorado Bar Association (Vice President 6th District, 2010-2011)

American Bar Association

American Health Lawyers Association

  Bar Admissions

Colorado, 1983

U.S Federal Court, 1983


 University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1983, Doctor of Jurisprudence
High Distinction; Order of the Coif

University of Nebraska, Lincoln Nebraska, 1982, Master of Arts – Economics

Adams State College, Alamosa, Colorado, 1979, Bachelor of Arts
Summa Cum Laude

  Birth information

Salida, Colorado