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 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General says Ohio owes the federal government $29.5 million for improper bonus payments rewarding the state’s effort to sign up children for Medicaid.
Ohio courts overseeing individuals struggling with drug addiction now have access to an additional tool to ensure they comply with court ordered treatment. On Tuesday, the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy (BOP) announced that drug court programs have access to the state’s prescription drug monitoring program. Read More
As part of Ohio’s 21st Century CURES Act initiative, the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) will sponsor several services to help mentor and provide continuing education for physicians through Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes). Videoconferences will be hosted by Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) through two distinct ECHOS. Read More
OPPA joins other groups to urge ODM to require MCOs to set addiction protocols to nationally recognized clinical standards
The OPPA signed on to a letter with seven other addiction treatment providers to urge the Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) to require its contracted Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) to set operational, utilization management, and reimbursement policy for addiction treatment services according to nationally recognized clinical standards. Read More
The APA/APAF Fellowships provide psychiatry residents the experiential learning, training and professional development they need to be leaders in the field of psychiatry. Read More
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