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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?

OSMA Unveils New Member Benefit for Employers and Job Seekers

Posted on 12/06/2018
OSMA recently launched a new member benefit to assist both employers and job applicants through a new job board on its web site.

OSMA-Backed Tort Reform Legislation Passes Senate

Posted on 12/06/2018
Yesterday, in a major legislative victory for Ohio’s physicians, the Ohio Senate passed House Bill 7, the Medical Malpractice Improvements Act.

OSMA Council Applications Due Dec. 31

Posted on 12/06/2018
The Ohio State Medical Association (OSMA) is looking for a few good men and women to serve as at-large members of Council.

Ohio Medical Marijuana Patient Registry Open: What it Means for Doctors

Posted on 12/04/2018
The State of Ohio Pharmacy Board opened the state’s Medical Marijuana Control Program (OMMCP) patient registry this week. What does that mean?

Medical Board Responds to OARRS/ICD-10 Error

Posted on 11/20/2018
The Medical Board, working with the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy, identified four "opportunities for improvement."

OSMAPAC-Endorsed Candidates Dominate State Election Results

Posted on 11/08/2018
Overall, the candidates endorsed by the Ohio State Medical Association Political Action Committee (OSMAPAC) prevailed in the majority of races for various statewide offices.

CMS Finalizes 2019 PFS and QPP Rule

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

Has Your Staff Completed the Operational Data, Benefits, and Salary Survey?

Posted on 11/08/2018
The results will help practice managers benchmark payer mix, top codes billed, and practice performance—as well as benefit and salary information.

OSMA Launches Medical Marijuana Special Interest Group

Posted on 10/25/2018
In 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.

Thanks to Collective Efforts “One Bite” Rules Nearly Final

Posted on 10/25/2018
Although Governor Kasich signed HB 145 in January of this year, it was only the first step in a long process.

OSMA Responds to OARRS Letter Issues

Posted on 10/19/2018
The OSMA would like to address some of the concerns we heard from our members and we encourage the board to consider our input pertaining to these, and similar, issues.

OSMA Responds to CVS-Aetna Merger

Posted on 10/11/2018
We are disappointed with the Department of Justice’s decision to allow the CVS-Aetna merger. We believe creating a company that potentially controls each aspect of the health delivery system isn’t in the best interest of Ohio patients and doctors.

New Survey Compares Operational Data, Benefits, Salary

Posted on 10/11/2018
The OSMA and Blue & Co., LLC have partnered to provide you with a medical office staff salary/benefits and operational benchmarking data opportunity.

Offering Personalized Information Sessions on Medical Marijuana

Posted on 10/11/2018
Information and rumors are flying fast regarding Ohio’s medical marijuana program. The OSMA is your resource for accurate, timely information—and we can bring it right to your office.

Connection & Resources Top Priorities for Female Physicians

Posted on 09/26/2018
Female physicians are fighting for equal pay, respectful treatment, and greater flexibility and backing for family responsibilities. While support of and for women in medicine has grown, there is still a long way to go.

OSMA Seeks Candidates for At-Large Council Seats

Posted on 09/26/2018
Decisions are made by those who show up. Right now, you have an opportunity to “show up” and help lead your professional organization.

Reminder: OSMA Governance Town Halls

Posted on 09/26/2018
The purpose of these meetings is to have a transparent and open discussion with active members about the future of the OSMA.

The Doctors Company Seminars

Posted on 09/13/2018
Seminar: Physician burnout has reached a tipping point, with studies showing that most physicians experience symptoms of professional burnout.

Prepare Your Office Now for 2019

Posted on 09/13/2018
The OSMA’s Healthcare Policy and Reimbursement Updates are an interactive way to get your office prepared for upcoming changes on MARCA Quality Reporting and CMS issues.