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.
Research Watch is an initiative by the residents of Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Case Medical Center in the form of a monthly e-publication, which aims to inform psychiatry residents and faculty of notable articles published in prominent research and educational journals, with the hope of promoting a culture of incorporating latest research in our psychiatric worldview. Read More
The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) is seeking psychiatrists to address a projected staff shortage for the period of April – June at the Northwest Ohio Psychiatric Hospital (NOPH) in Toledo.
The House Finance Subcommittee on Health and Human Services heard testimony last Thursday from the directors of the Ohio departments of Health and Mental Health and Addiction Services as it convened for its fourth hearing of H.B. 49, the executive budget proposal for fiscal years 2018-2019. Community Solutions Graduate Assistant Adam White recaps the directors' testimonies and key areas of committee questioning in his latest blog.
The House Republican's American Health Care Act (ACHA) establishes an alternative Medicaid financing plan built on per capita caps. Research conducted by Community Solutions finds that the Ohio all funds reduction, as the result of the proposed Medicaid per capita cap, would be between $19 and $25.6 billion between Fiscal Years 2019 and 2025.
On March 7, OPPA chair of Government Relations, Megan Testa, MD testified in support of Senate Bill 56 - a bill which would put safeguards in place for when insurance companies utilize a cost containment strategy known as step therapy - more accurately referred to as "fail first."
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