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.
A new report, "By the Numbers 3: Developing a Common Understanding for the Future of Behavioral Health Care Analysis of Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment in Ohio" was released. Over the last several years, The Center for Community Solutions (CCS) and the Mental Health & Addiction Advocacy Coalition (MHAC) have partnered to provide data to policymakers and advocates to improve Ohio’s delivery of mental health and addiction services.
The health care industry is gearing up for monumental changes as it transitions toward implementing the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, also known as ICD-10. The Ohio Department of Medicaid and OhioMHAS have jointly prepared an ICD-10 Behavioral Health Q&A document that contains answers to the most commonly asked questions.
A new brochure is now available that may assist physicians and their patients in understanding how to request payment by insurance companies for medically necessary drug therapy services, including prior authorizations, coverage determinations (including exception requests) and appeals.
The Ohio Department of Insurance is asking for feedback about provider network adequacy. Individuals are being asked to complete a brief web-based survey to provide consumer feedback into a rule that will be finalized soon.
With less than three months remaining until the nation switches from ICD-9 to ICD-10 coding for medical diagnoses and inpatient hospital procedures, The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the American Medical Association (AMA) are announcing efforts to continue to help physicians get ready ahead of the October 1 deadline. THE OPPA HAS ADDED ONE LAST WORKSHOP TO ITS SCHEDULE! Read More
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