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.
If you believe advocating for your patients and your profession is important, then sign-up to be an OPPA Grassroots Advocate today. There are many benefits to becoming a Grassroots Advocate! The most important one is that you can have your voice heard and make a difference in influencing policy and laws in Ohio related to mental illness, substance use and/or health care in general. You choose the level to which you want to be involved. Read More
Representing the Ohio Psychiatric Physicians Association, Executive Director, Janet Shaw, was one of more than 40 advocates who gathered at the Ohio Statehouse on Sept. 20 to push legislation that would reform "step therapy" also known as "fail first" cost-containment strategies used by health plans. Read More
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, including CPT coding changes related to Ohio Medicaid’s Behavioral Health Redesign which go into effect Jan. 1, 2018. Read More
Revised 2018 ICD-10-CM codes, scheduled to go into effect October 1, include new, updated, or deleted codes for diagnoses listed in ICD-10-CM, including some 65 codes related to mental health conditions listed in DSM-5. Read More
Ohio's Medicaid physician fee schedule will not be impacted by the Kasich Administration’s proposal to close a funding gap which was created in the 2017/18 budget. An initial proposal called for a 5%-7% across-the-board cut in Medicaid provider rates, including the physician fee schedule. Read More
September 25, 2017
September 25, 2017