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 infographic is available from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation that illustrates Medicaid's role in behavioral health.
The OPPA is once again a proud sponsor of the 2017 Assisted Outpatient Treatment Symposium. Across the nation and here in Ohio, studies have shown that AOT can dramatically improve treatment outcomes and substantially reduce the likelihood of repeat hospitalization and criminal justice involvement for its target population.
With the opioid crisis severely affecting all areas of our state, it is crucial for Ohio to have more physicians who are able to provide buprenorphine treatment for opioid use disorders. This four-hour workshop, combined with the four-hour on-line training will prepare physicians to apply for the waiver in order to treat patients with buprenorphine. Read More
One of the top priorities of the Ohio Psychiatric Physicians Foundation (OPPF) is it's Consider Psychiatry Campaign which is designed to provide medical students with opportunities to engage with practicing psychiatrists in hopes that they will consider choosing psychiatry as their medical specialty in residency. Please consider giving to support this important initiative. Read More
The Health Policy Institute of Ohio recently released Ohio Medicaid Basics 2017, a foundational summary of the state-federal program including an overview of Ohio's Medicaid eligibility, enrollment and financing. Read More
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