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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?

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