State Legislation

We are fighting on the front line at the Statehouse in battles involving practice regulation, Medicaid reimbursement, BWC compensation, tort reform and HMO/insurance company regulation to name a few. These areas of your practice are controlled by the states, not the federal government.

 

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Latest News

Legislature Adjourns; New Laws Signed by Governor

The 130th Ohio General Assembly concluded its work in mid-December, combining and passing numerous Senate and House health-related bills and sending them to the Governor for his signature.


Two DOs Named to Concussion Education Committee

The Ohio Department of Health has appointed Jason P. Dapore, DO, of Columbus, and Andrew N. Russman, DO, of Cleveland, to the Concussion Study Committee, which is charged with developing educational standards for health professionals serving as team physicians.


ODH Posts Concussion Education Tools Online

The web site contains valuable resources for players, parents, coaches, referees, and physicians. In addition to materials specifically required HB 143, the site also contains a list of frequently asked questions, fact sheets for coaches and parents, and CDC diagnosis and management educational articles for physicians. Click here to visit the web site: www.healthyohioprogram.org/concussion .


Physician Groups Voice Concern

Working in collaboration with other physician associations, the OOA sent a letter to all members of the Ohio Senate to oppose an amendment requiring health insuring corporations to directly contract with APNs as primary care providers.


Work on Budget Bill Continues

OOA Supports Private Insurance Market Proposals


OOA Supports Proposal to Enhance HB 125 Law


Budget Bill Introduced in Ohio House


Ohio Primary Care Physicians Release Why Ohioans Deserve a Medical Home


DOs Testify at Medicaid Forums


DO Appointed to Insurance Advisory Committee


Task Force Issues Health Insurance Reform Recommendations


House Committee Pares CARE Act


Gov. Signs Historic Physician-Insurance Contracting Reform Bill


Provider Coalition Challenges Pharmacy Board Licensing


Health Related Bills Sent to Governor's Desk


Strickland Halts Reimbursement Increase


State Budget Expands Medicaid Eligibility


Gov. Ted Strickland Signs State Budget Bill