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Physician Learning Must Evolve to Keep Healthcare Workforce Prepared

Posted on 06/07/2018
Strengthening individual communication skills is paramount to improving patient comprehension, which in turn can improve patient behavior...

Ohio Physicians Lead the Country in Patient Safety When Prescribing Opioids

Posted on 06/01/2018
Ohio physicians completed more safety queries on patients prior to prescribing an opioid for pain management in 2017 than medical professionals in any other state, according to a national report.

Reminder: New Rx Rules for All Controlled Substances

Posted on 05/24/2018
Beginning on June 1, 2018, all controlled substance prescriptions must include the ICD-10 information.

Check Your MIPS Eligibility Status Now

Posted on 05/24/2018
CMS has announced the release of an updated web-based tool to assist in checking eligibility status for MIPS...

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.