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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.

Obstacles Still Remain for Women in Medicine

Posted on 09/13/2018
OSMA is exploring physician burnout, with special interest on how the issue affects women.

Women Physicians Lead OSMA

Posted on 08/29/2018
OSMA is committed to promoting and supporting women in leadership roles. Currently, 44% of OSMA’s Council members are female, including our President, President-Elect, and Immediate Past President.

ASAM/Ohio Waiver Training Opportunities

Posted on 08/29/2018
Courses offered in partnership with the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration. The curriculum for this course has been specifically designed for Ohio licensed physicians,

Young Physicians: Coming Together to Support One Another

Posted on 08/29/2018
During your journey to becoming a physician, you had classmates and other young colleagues to lean on. You were all experiencing the same life challenges. Now that you’ve begun your practice, who has your back?

Medical Marijuana Misinformation Swirling Throughout Ohio

Posted on 08/29/2018
While it is clear that Ohio’s medical marijuana program will not be up and running by the original Sept. 8 deadline, OSMA continues to help deliver the latest, most accurate information on the program’s progress to physicians.

Don’t Miss OSMA's Healthcare Policy & Reimbursement Updates

Posted on 08/29/2018
These events bring hundreds of practice managers and physicians together throughout Ohio to share ideas, discuss pressing issues, and help one another find solutions to your toughest challenges.