OOA Institutional Members
Institutional dues have been a component of OOA representation since 1948 in an effort to represent hospitals that were founded by osteopathic physicians and accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). Today, we have expanded that membership to include institutions that support osteopathic teaching programs and/or employ significant numbers of DOs as medical staff members.
Our efforts support you in many ways. We encourage DOs to support your institution’s osteopathic roots or connection to osteopathic education by becoming active leaders in your hospital staff, seek to retain osteopathic students and residents in Ohio following graduation, assist with the transition to the single accreditation system for graduate medical education through the ACGME; and assist your institution in resolving accreditation issues involving the AOA.
Further, we actively engage in legislation impacting hospitals and the patients they serve. Most notably, we’ll oppose the 5 percent across-the-board hospital rate cut that was proposed in early 2018 We’re also actively monitoring the following state legislation:
HB 456: Regarding overtime requirements for nurses in hospital settings
HB 464: Recognizing stroke centers and establishing stroke protocols
HB 450: Imposing a review and other requirements on existing health insurance mandated benefits
HB 617: Establishing the Ohio Telehealth Commission
We’ll also fight to ensure Medicaid expansion and GME funding is preserved.
OOA institutional members also receive one free half-page ad in our quarterly magazine, Buckeye Osteopathic Physician, and are eligible for a steep discount on an exhibitor booth at the Ohio Osteopathic Symposium.
We stand willing to assist you with regulatory, accreditation, and legislative issues upon request. Your support is vital to our efforts to improve the health of all Ohioans!
For more information, contact OOA Executive Director Matt Harney.