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Ohio Medicaid Requests Federal Approval to Implement Work Requirement

Posted on 05/10/2018
Ohio's proposal, initially announced in February, aligns with the existing requirements for work and community engagement used under SNAP and the ABAWD program.

Making a Case for Healthy Diet as a Tool for Diabetes Prevention

Posted on 05/10/2018
Several studies reveal that healthy diets can not only prevent type 2 diabetes, but can also improve cholesterol levels, reduce hypertension and decrease heart disease.

Physicians Play Important Role in Curbing Opiate Abuse

Posted on 05/03/2018
The opioid epidemic continues to be a painful reality that plagues the communities where we work and live...We are part of the discussion.

Dayton Medical School Professor to Lead State Physician Association

Posted on 04/19/2018
Evangeline C. Andarsio, MD, a medical school professor and retired Dayton physician is now president of the Ohio State Medical Association...

What Your Facebook Fans Are Really After

Posted on 04/12/2018
Once you get patients to "like" you on Facebook, you need to keep them engaged so that they continue to follow your page and share your content...

Support of Legislative & Regulatory Efforts to End PBM Clawbacks

Posted on 04/12/2018
Early this month, Ohio Department of Insurance Director, Jillian Froment, released a bulletin prohibiting insurers and pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) from engaging in several practices...

Ohio Telehealth Coverage Bill Has First Legislative Hearing

Posted on 04/12/2018
Telehealth coverage and expansion of accessibility of telehealth, has been a priority initiative of the OSMA for some time...

5 Ways Online Patient Education Can Improve Your Practice

Posted on 03/29/2018
Thanks to smartphones, 77% of American adults have the answer to almost any question in their pockets. Tech-savvy practices take advantage of this...

AAI Calls on DOJ to Block the Merger of CVS-Aetna

Posted on 03/29/2018
The American Antitrust Institute (AAI) called upon the Department of Justice to block the merger of CVS-Aetna.

A Special Note of Thanks

Posted on 03/29/2018
It’s the most wonderful time of the year…as we celebrate another National Doctor’s Day on Friday, March 30.

EHRs Can Advance Good Medicine―If Doctors Are Aware of the Risks

Posted on 03/14/2018
Historically, the doctor-patient relationship has been at the heart of medical practice, with administrative tasks and record-keeping at the border. Today, that critical balance is at risk.

Ohio Physicians Continue Downward Trend in Opioid Prescribing

Posted on 03/06/2018
About 225 million fewer doses of opioids were dispensed to Ohio patients in 2017 compared to 2012.

CMS Briefing on New Medicare Cards

Posted on 02/14/2018
The new Medicare card is a result of MACRA’s requirement that CMS issue Medicare cards that do not display Social Security Numbers

Governor Signs OSMA-Supported “One-Bite” Rule

Posted on 02/14/2018
HB 145, also known as the “One-Bite” rule. The measure requires the Medical Board to establish a confidential program for the treatment of impaired practitioners.

Annual Check-up on Your Legally Required Workplace Details

Posted on 02/12/2018
Check-up on workplace human resources posters, forms and policies to ensure you are using the most recent version and minimizing their risk for costly penalties.

3 Ways to Maximize Employer Diabetes Prevention Tools for Your Patients

Posted on 02/12/2018
For many of your patients, work takes up a great deal of their lives. In fact, it’s probably where they spend most of their time. So it makes sense that their jobs would support them in their health, especially when it comes to diabetes.

OSMA Continues Work Toward Price Transparency Solutions

Posted on 02/01/2018
OSMA’s Advocacy team presented joint testimony with the Ohio Hospital Association before the House Insurance Committee on HB 416, a new legislative proposal concerning price transparency.

Important Annual Meeting 2018 Details

Posted on 01/18/2018
Learn the priority issues of the OSMA and actively participate in our policy discussions.

2017 Advocacy Wrap-Up & 2018 Top Issues Preview!

Posted on 01/18/2018
The first half of Ohio’s legislative session ended mid-December with a flurry of activity on many OSMA priorities.

OSMA Facilitates Discussions with Anthem

Posted on 01/04/2018
At the end of the year, the OSMA brought together specialty societies and Anthem to discuss three of its proposed reimbursement policy changes.