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Sexual Harassment Allegations in Healthcare: Rising Risks

Posted on 07/19/2018
Healthcare providers are not immune from the growing number of reported incidents of alleged sexual harassment in the workplace. Accusers may be employees, patients, third-party vendors or visitors.

Understand Your Options: the New Health Benefits Plan from the OSMA

Posted on 07/19/2018
As a practice owner, it’s important to know you have options to help you manage your practice and health insurance benefits. OSMA members also have a new option to consider when choosing health insurance plans.

OSMA Launches New Partnership to Ease Student Loan Burden

Posted on 07/19/2018
OSMA recently partnered with Splash Financial, a Cleveland-based, student loan refinancing company that was founded to help healthcare professionals. This free, new benefit is designed for members and their families.

CMS Publishes Proposed 2019 Physician Fee Schedule Rule

Posted on 07/19/2018
The proposed rule for 2019 includes provisions for the Quality Payment Program (QPP) for 2019 as well as the physician fee schedule.

Ohio Physicians PAC Backs DeWine for Governor

Posted on 07/11/2018
A commitment to support physicians and a focus on making quality healthcare more accessible for patients has earned Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine an endorsement from the OSMAPAC.

Diabetes Prevention: Physician Champion Profile

Posted on 07/03/2018
Robyn Chatman, M.D. is interviewed about what she would like members to understand about diabetes prevention.

Ohio Physicians Endorse Incumbent U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown

Posted on 06/28/2018
A track record of bettering patient access to quality medical care and proven leadership on key national health-related policy has earned incumbent U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown an endorsement from the Ohio State Medical Association.

Keeping Secrets – Employee Agreement Tips

Posted on 06/21/2018
A common misconception among employers is that having confidentiality and non-disclosure policies in their employee handbooks is sufficient enough to protect their valuable business assets

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...