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Addiction Policy Forum Launches Statewide Resource Line to Address Opioid Crisis in Ohio

Hotline provides confidential support from addiction counselors


Ohio Department of Insurance to Host “Welcome to Medicare” Events

Soon-to-be Medicare eligible Ohioans encouraged to attend

Experts will cover topics such as Medicare Part A and B benefits, Part D prescription drug coverage, Medicare Supplement plans, Medicare Advantage plans, financial assistance and key deadlines. The events run April 3 to June 21.


New Executive Director at Ohio ACOFP

Wills Retires and Transitions to Executive Director Emeritus


ADVOCACY IN ACTION

OOA Discusses Palliative Care Issues with Rep. LaTourette


DO Match Day Produces Nearly 1,000 Primary Care Residents

Primary Care Specialties Account for 62 Percent of Matches

More than 1,600 osteopathic medical school seniors and graduates matched into osteopathic residencies in 25 specialties.


ICD-10 Codes Required on Opioid Prescriptions Starting December 29


OHF Boards Announce New CEO and Fall Funding Awards

Funding from the Foundations will support a new dental safety net clinic; osteopathic graduate medical education; recovery and treatment services for individuals experiencing substance use disorders; increased access to breast health services; and expanded home ownership opportunities for low-income families.


Ohio Offers Free Medication-Assisted Treatment Training

Physicians Are Eligible for Up to $1300 Reimbursement

Because MAT is an important component of the continuum of care for addiction treatment, the State of Ohio is encouraging more physicians and other prescribers to provide medication-assisted treatment through continuing medical education opportunities and reimbursable trainings. Read more to get information about a training site near you.


Loan Repayment Program Deadline Jan 16

Primary Care Physicians Can Receive up to $25,000 Annually

The Ohio Physician Loan Repayment Program (OPLRP) application cycle is open now through January 16. The program aims to increase access to primary care for underserved communities and populations


AOA/ OOA Advocate For Ohio Charity Care Tax Credits

The OOA and American Osteopathic Association (AOA) sent a joint letter to State Rep. Tim Schaffer (R-Lancaster), chair of the House Ways & Means Committee, to voice support for HB 317.


Ohio Legislator Introduces Price Transparency Bill

The proposed legislation requires physicians to provide detailed cost estimates to patients for medical procedures that are scheduled at least seven days in advance or are subject to prior authorization. Emergency services would be exempted. The bill requires health care providers to offer a good-faith estimate, which may be stated within a price range. The estimate may be written, oral or electronic and must include whether the provider is out of network with the patient’s plan.


Physicians and Nurses Reach Consensus on HB 216

Before adjourning in May, the Ohio House of Representatives passed a compromise version of HB 216, which modernizes the advance practice nurse (APRN) practice act. The the bill now goes to the Senate for consideration.


ODH Posts Concussion Education Tools Online

The web site contains valuable resources for players, parents, coaches, referees, and physicians. In addition to materials specifically required HB 143, the site also contains a list of frequently asked questions, fact sheets for coaches and parents, and CDC diagnosis and management educational articles for physicians. Click here to visit the web site: www.healthyohioprogram.org/concussion .

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