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Ohio’s Health Value Needs to be Better Now

Posted on 05/16/2019
Here’s the reality. Ohio is ranked 46 out of the 50 states and the District of Columbia according to the 2019 Health Policy Institute of Ohio (HPIO) Health Value Dashboard-landing the Buckeye state in the bottom quartile.

Concerns about U.S. Measles Outbreak

Posted on 04/25/2019
A recent poll by The Doctors Company received 9,459 responses to the question: How concerned are you as a healthcare provider about the recent U.S. measles outbreak?

Hiring Friends & Family at the Office Is a Bad Idea

Posted on 04/25/2019
If your sister is pressuring you to hire your nephew for that much-coveted summer internship position so he can get his “foot in the door,” don’t give in to temptation. Nepotism, the hiring of family members, is not a recent societal development.

Assisting Patients in Becoming Tobacco-Free

Posted on 03/28/2019
Ohio has a higher rate of tobacco use than most states, and smoking-related diseases claim nearly 20,000 lives in the state each year.

The 3-Minute Guide to Creating a Modern Website

Posted on 03/28/2019
These days patients (and Google) expect your website to be more than an online business card. If you put your site up once and never touch again, people will notice.

Dollars & Sense: The State Budget

Posted on 03/28/2019
The OSMA has completed an initial review of the language for the state budget and is glad to report the budget is overall positive for physicians in Ohio.

On-Demand Care for YOU

Posted on 03/28/2019
As part of its commitment to the well-being of all physicians in the state of Ohio, the OSMA Physician Well-Being Committee recently launched an online hub

2019 Safety-Net Symposium

Posted on 03/21/2019
April 8-9th, The Charitable Healthcare Association will be hosting its annual Safety-Net Symposium (SNS)—the only regional conference geared towards providers of charitable healthcare.

Primary Care Providers & Gestational Diabetes

Posted on 03/14/2019
On Friday April 5, 2019 at 12:00pm EST, you are invited to participate in a one-hour webinar with Dr. Bethany Panchel from The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

Pharmacy Board Releases Compelling OARRS Data

Posted on 03/14/2019
This week the State of Ohio Pharmacy Board reported that the number of opioids dispensed to Ohioans dropped by 325 million from 2012 or 2018.

OSMA Goes to Washington

Posted on 02/28/2019
several OSMA members along with the OSMA Government Relations staff traveled to Washington DC to meet with members of Congress to discuss how existing laws are affecting patients and practices.

Lions, and Tigers and Boards, Oh My!

Posted on 02/28/2019
The Continuing Board Certification: Vision for the Future Commission released its final report early this month...

This Bud’s for You (or Your Patients)

Posted on 02/28/2019
Within the first month that the medical marijuana program was running the state of Ohio, nearly $1M in sales were recorded, but questions remain.

Take Control of Rising Healthcare Costs

Posted on 02/27/2019
Physician practices participating in the OSMA’s Health Benefits Plan (HBP) will see another year of rate increases averaging single digits. Renewal increases for 2019 will average 2.9%.

2019 OSMA Annual Meeting—Resolutions Posted

Posted on 02/14/2019
We hope you will join us April 6 – 7, 2019 at the Hilton Columbus at Easton for the meeting. Registration is open on our website, when you register we hope you will purchase a ticket for the President’s Dinner Dance.

Despite 21% Decrease in Overdose Deaths, Ohio Still Has Work to Do

Posted on 02/14/2019
According to a recent CDC report, Ohio saw a significant decrease, 21.4%, in overdose fatalities in July 2017 through June 2018; second in the nation only to Washington DC, which saw a 24.2% decrease.

What is the OSMA Doing for You? A Look at Our 2019 Advocacy Priorities

Posted on 02/14/2019
With a new governor in office and legislators back at the Statehouse, the OSMA is putting our advocacy agenda—based on the priorities of our members—in motion.

Make Sure to Do your Annual HR Check Up

Posted on 01/10/2019
Now that 2019 is underway, it is essential that you make sure your company is in compliance with state and federal regulatory updates.

OSMA Insurance Agency Announces 2019 Average Rate Renewal of only 2.9 Percent

Posted on 01/10/2019
Physician practices participating in the OSMA’s Health Benefits Plan (HBP) will see another year of rate increases averaging single digits. Renewal increases for 2019 will average 2.9%.

Ohio’s Lame Duck Legislative Session 2018 – What Happened & What You Should Know

Posted on 01/08/2019
What the recent scenario means for Ohioans, particularly physicians and their patients, is that more legislation impacting health care made it past the finish line.