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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.

Physician Well-Being: The Real 5th Vital Sign

Posted on 01/03/2019
Perhaps the time has now come to introduce another vital sign, one that directly impacts patient care but can’t so easily be summed up with a series of caricature facial expressions: Physician Well-Being.

Survey Says Doctors Conflicted but Patients Still Top Concern

Posted on 12/20/2018
Physicians are concerned about the quality of care they provide. Physicians today are so disappointed with the present state of medical practice, that 7 out of 10 say they cannot recommend the profession to their children or family members.

New Medicare Part D Opioid Policies Effective January 2019

Posted on 12/20/2018
CMS is implementing new opioid policies for Medicare drug plans. Providers are in the best position to identify and manage potential opioid over utilization in the Medicare Part D population.

Participate in the Primary Care MIPS Survey

Posted on 12/20/2018
The Health Services Administration Department at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science is conducting a survey on Primary Care use of Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) through January 31.

Step Therapy Reform Passes in Ohio Legislature

Posted on 12/20/2018
As this year’s “lame duck” legislative session continues, the OSMA is excited to report that physician and patient advocates have achieved a major victory with step therapy reform passing through the Ohio Legislature.

Medical Marijuana Picks Up Steam in Ohio

Posted on 12/20/2018
There has been a flurry of activity around Ohio’s Medical Marijuana in the last two weeks.

OSMA Medical Student Summer 2019 Fellowship

Posted on 12/06/2018
Students: Have free time this upcoming summer? Want to get a hands-on advocacy experience?