Posted on 01/10/2019Now that 2019 is underway, it is essential that you make sure your company is in compliance with state and federal regulatory updates.
Posted on 01/10/2019Physician 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%.
Posted on 01/08/2019What the recent scenario means for Ohioans, particularly physicians and their patients, is that more legislation impacting health care made it past the finish line.
Posted on 01/03/2019Perhaps 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.
Posted on 12/20/2018Physicians 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.
Posted on 12/20/2018CMS 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.
Posted on 12/20/2018The 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.
Posted on 12/20/2018As 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.
Posted on 12/20/2018There has been a flurry of activity around Ohio’s Medical Marijuana in the last two weeks.
Posted on 12/06/2018Students: Have free time this upcoming summer?
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Posted on 12/06/2018OSMA recently launched a new member benefit to assist both employers and job applicants through a new job board on its web site.
Posted on 12/06/2018Yesterday, in a major legislative victory for Ohio’s physicians, the Ohio Senate passed House Bill 7, the Medical Malpractice Improvements Act.
Posted on 12/06/2018The Ohio State Medical Association (OSMA) is looking for a few good men and women to serve as at-large members of Council.
Posted on 12/04/2018The State of Ohio Pharmacy Board opened the state’s Medical Marijuana Control Program (OMMCP) patient registry this week. What does that mean?
Posted on 11/20/2018The Medical Board, working with the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy, identified four "opportunities for improvement."
Posted on 11/08/2018Overall, the candidates endorsed by the Ohio State Medical Association Political Action Committee (OSMAPAC) prevailed in the majority of races for various statewide offices.
Posted on 11/08/2018“We are pleased that CMS addressed several of our concerns with the proposed rule, particularly those related to delaying the implementation of the E/M coding changes and not cutting reimbursement for the modifier-25,” said CEO of the OSMA Todd Baker
Posted on 11/08/2018The results will help practice managers benchmark payer mix, top codes billed, and practice performance—as well as benefit and salary information.
Posted on 10/25/2018In Ohio, medical marijuana is the law of the land. Whether physicians plan to get certified to recommend it or not, it is important to be prepared and informed.
Posted on 10/25/2018Although Governor Kasich signed HB 145 in January of this year, it was only the first step in a long process.