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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.

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04/17/2015

Last chance to register for OPPA Advocacy Day at the Statehouse on April 29

Each year, the OPPA sponsors a legislative Advocacy Day for its members (and non-members) at the Statehouse in Columbus. This is an excellent opportunity for psychiatrists to become actively involved in advocating on behalf of their patients and their profession. Read More

04/17/2015

President Obama signs legislation to repeal SGR formula, permanently fixing Medicare payments to physicians

On Thursday, President Obama signed legislation to repeal Medicare's sustainable growth rate. The bill not only blocked a 21% payment cut in Medicare payments that was scheduled to take effect this week, it also permanently fixes payments to physicians! The APA and its members were instrumental in lobbying Congress. See Final APA SGR Repeal Policy Summary. Read More

04/16/2015

Physician loan repayment application open thru May 15

The goal of the Ohio Physician Loan Repayment Program (OPLRP) is to increase access to primary care - including PSYCHIATRY - for underserved communities and populations. Read More

04/08/2015

Members encouraged to review their Sunshine Act data

Physicians have until May 20 to review and dispute data that pharmaceutical companies, biological makers, and device makers may have reported about you to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for its Open Payments. The data will be made available to the public beginning June 30. This is the second reporting cycle for the Open Payments program and covers payments made in 2014. Read More

04/07/2015

Proposed rule for applying MH parity to Medicaid and CHIP

The American Psychiatric Association welcomes a proposed rule released Monday by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that would require provisions of the Mental Health Parity Act to apply to the majority of Medicaid plans and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Read More

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April 20, 2015
7:00-8:00PM

OPPA Executive Committee

Teleconference

April 22, 2015
7:30-8:30AM

OPPA Addiction and Pain Control Committee

Teleconference

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