Posted on 02/14/2019We 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.
Posted on 02/14/2019According 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.
Posted on 02/14/2019With 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.
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