The OPPA, a district branch of the American Psychiatric Association, is a statewide medical specialty organization whose more than 1,000 physician members specialize in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental illnesses, including substance use disorders.
As part of the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Service's suicide prevention efforts, Mark Hurst, MD, Medical Director, kicks off a series of memos on the topic, the first one entitled: Firearms and Mental Illness. Read More
Ohio's Medicaid Managed Care Organizations are hosting regional forums to offer important information for behavioral health providers preparing for Managed Care integration. This is a good opportunity for providers to get updated information on Medicaid managed care plan billing rules, receive personalized technical assistance on claims and/or contracting, and meet key contacts at the managed care plans. Read More
Assuring individuals who need opiates to manage long-term pain they need not worry about losing their medication, Gov. John Kasich Wednesday announced new rules aimed at curbing the unnecessary prescription of opiate painkillers to manage sub-acute and chronic pain and promoting the use of alternative treatments. Read More
On April 30, Ohio Medicaid requested federal approval to implement a work requirement to promote financial independence, community engagement and better health outcomes among Medicaid expansion enrollees. Read More
Feeling burned out? You’re not alone. Many psychiatrists and other physicians experience feelings of dissatisfaction and weariness that are associated with burnout and/or depression. Read More
May 22, 2018