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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Quarterly Newsletter - Insight Matters, Summer 2015


Court rules third-party claims administrators may be sued over mental health parity law

The 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals has rules unanimously that the New York State Psychiatric Association has standing to sue UnitedHealth Group for treating mental health claims differently than other health claims and claims administrators may be liable for coverage decision under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).


State medical board issues annual report for FY15

The State Medical Board of Ohio, which oversees the practice of medicine under the authority of the Medical Practices Act, Chapter 4731, Ohio Revised Code and related law has issued its Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2015 (July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015).


HPIO survey on Ohio's telehealth programs and services - respond by Aug. 12!

The Health Policy Institute of Ohio (HPIO) is conducting a survey to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the different types of telehealth programs and services offered in Ohio. HPIO will be using information gathered from this survey to inform HPIO’s telehealth work, state-level telehealth policy discussions and to highlight promising telehealth practices and programs in Ohio.


ODI is addressing insurance network transparency concerns

Network Transparency is all about making sure consumers have the information they need when shopping for a health insurance plan. Health insurance networks are made up of many different contracts between healthcare providers, such as doctors or facilities, and the insurance company. The Department is working to protect the consumer's right to know what doctors and hospitals are in their network. Patients encouraged to respond to the simple four question ODI survey.

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Subscribe to OPPA Upcoming EventsUpcoming Events

 September 2015 
September 10, 2015

DSM-5 and ICD-10 Workshop

OPPA Office, 3510 Snouffer Rd, Columbus, OH

September 14, 2015

OPPA Government Relations Committee


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