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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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05/15/2019

The use of MAT between white patients and black patients

HPIO releases Ohio Addiction Policy Inventory and Scorecard: Prevention, Treatment and Recovery

As national drug overdose rates climbed in recent years, white patients were given more prescriptions for medication-assisted treatment. There was no such increase for African Americans, according to a new national study (Source: “Addiction Medicine Mostly Prescribed to Whites, Even As Opioid Deaths Rose among Blacks,” Kaiser Health News, May 8, 2019).

05/15/2019

AMA prior authorization survey - impact on patients (findings from 2018)

In case you missed it, the AMA conducted a survey of 1,000 practicing physicians (40% primary care and 60% specialists) asking for feedback on prior authorizations and its impact on patients.

05/15/2019

APA recently added new information to its telepsychiatry resource page

New resources include: APA Launches New Child & Adolescent Telepsychiatry Toolkit; Meet Members of the APA's Committee on Telepsychiatry; How to Evaluate Telepsychiatry Job Opportunities and APA and ATA Release Telemental Health Guide.

05/14/2019

The Mindful Healthcare Summit - May 23-27, 2019

A free online event through a partnership with OPWC

The Ohio Physician Wellness Coalition (of which OPPA is a member) is pleased to announce its partnership with The Awake Network’s Mindful Healthcare Summit. This is a free online event for medical professionals, students, and administrators examining how mindfulness and compassion practices can help address the complex issues of chronic stress, and overwork, and the epidemic of burnout among health care professionals. Read More

05/14/2019

CPT Coding, Documentation and Billing for Psychiatry workshop - June 20, Columbus

The OPPA will be hosting a day-long coding workshop in Columbus, designed for psychiatrists and their new or experienced billing and coding staff and all other mental health professionals who want to stay current with new information, rules and policies that impact billing for mental health services. Read More

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