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Calling All Medicare Part B Providers!
May 18, 2017
Have questions about MACRA and the upcoming CMS Quality Payment Program (QPP)?

Ohio’s 2017 Opiate Conference: Bridges to Recovery - June 12 &13
May 18, 2017
With the opioid crisis severely affecting our communities, including high relapse rates and increasing overdose deaths, it is crucial for us as health care professionals, to work toward increasing the availability of medically-assisted treatment for opioid disorders. 

Reduce Your Workers’ Compensation Premium
May 18, 2017
Save Up To 53% On Premiums!
Since 1991, the Ohio State Medical Association has offered a workers’ compensation group rating program for members. Each year, most of our members qualify for the maximum discount of 53% from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation.

​Prescribing Opioids Safely: How to Have Difficult Patient Conversations
May 18, 2017
Drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the U.S., and opioids account for over 60 percent of those deaths.1 While opioids are effective pain medications when used in the proper setting, concerns arise when the patient’s condition lasts longer than three months, and prescribing more medication does not necessarily result in better pain control. 

The State Medical Board’s New Licensing & Renewal Website
May 16, 2017
The State Medical Board will be transitioning to a new licensing and renewal website this summer. Currently MD, DO, DPM and training certificates are on the old system. All allied licenses (including MTs and PAs) are on the new system, eLicense.

BREAKING: U.S. House Republicans Pass Obamacare Replacement Plan; OSMA Voices Concerns
May 4, 2017
The U.S. House of Representatives today passed a revised version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) by a vote of 217-213, a step toward repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. After months of stalled efforts to address Obamacare under the Trump administration, the GOP breakthrough came late Wednesday with amendments that secured enough Republican support for today’s vote.

New Partner - Video Interpreting Service!
May 1, 2017

​Neighborhood-Level Health Data Now Available
May 1, 2017
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released a tool to assist individuals looking for health data at the neighborhood level. This tool is part of the 500 Cities Project that aims to provide health information for geographic areas nationwide. 

Benchmark Your Practice Results for FREE
May 1, 2017
Patient Satisfaction is Crucial! The OSMA is pleased to offer the The Patient Satisfaction Survey to members at no charge.

You’re in Good Hands – Credentialing Services
May 1, 2017
OSMA members are in good hands with the Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati. 

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