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.
The State Medical Board of Ohio's Nov. 2016 eNews includes OARRS compliance update, Naloxone atomizer recall and new rules that go into effect Nov. 30.
The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) changes the way psychiatrists and other physicians working with Medicare patients will be paid. To help you understand the new regulations, APA has prepared a comprehensive MACRA Toolkit, which includes a free webinar series.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced on November 17 that nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) can begin taking the 24 hours of required training to prescribe buprenorphine to treat opioid use disorder.
In 2014, there were 590 deaths in Ohio attributed to a synthetic opioid overdose (not including Methadone, but including drugs like fentanyl and tramadol), which is the highest number in the nation.
As the potential mental health impact of this event increases for our local communities, the OPPA offers tips and resources on how to minimize possible mental and emotional effects of trauma caused by the attack. This tragedy can have a tremendous psychological impact on all those directly and indirectly affected.
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