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05/16/2018

OSCA-Backed HB 338 Clears key Senate committee; HB 541 Amended to include DC's

(COLUMBUS, OH) OSCA-backed House Bill 338 cleared the Senate’s Government Oversight and Reform Committee today by a unanimous vote. HB 338 seeks to allow chiropractic physicians the ability to perform medical examinations on school bus drivers.

02/14/2018

OSCA Meets with AG's Office; Discusses Joint Commission Mandates

(COLUMBUS, OH) The OSCA met yesterday with the Attorney General’s office to discuss continuum of care practices in Ohio.

01/17/2018

95% of MMO DME Denials Reversed

As previously indicated on January 3 of this year the OSCA spoke with Medical Mutual’s Chief Executive Officer and their Vice President of Legal Affairs & Assistant General Counsel regarding the company’s denial of members’ claims when it comes to durable medical equipment.

01/04/2018

OSCA Meets with Department of Medicaid to Discuss Expanded Reimbursement

(COLUMBUS, OH) – Today, the Ohio State Chiropractic Association met with the Ohio Department of Medicaid, the Lieutenant Governor’s office, the Ohio State Chiropractic Board, and other providers on the topic of increased scope of reimbursement for chiropractic services.

01/03/2018

MMO Update

The OSCA recently had a call with Medical Mutual’s CEO regarding the company’s denial of members’ claims when it comes to durable medical equipment.

12/27/2017

Chiropractic Awareness Month Official; HB 196 Signed Into Law

(COLUMBUS, OH) House Bill 196, sponsored by Representative Lipps (R-Franklin), was signed into law December 22nd by Governor John Kasich.

12/14/2017

House of Representatives Passes HB338; Senate Sends Chiropractic Awareness Bill to the Governor

(COLUMBUS, OH) The full House of Representatives voted in favor of passing OSCA-backed House Bill 338 while the Senate voted to send HB 196 to Governor Kasich for his signature.

12/12/2017

Chiropractic Awareness Month Bill Clears Senate Committee

(COLUMBUS, OH) The Senate committee on Health, Human Services, and Medicaid voted unanimously today in support of House Bill 196.

12/07/2017

Department of Medicaid Proceeds with Acupuncture Reimbursement for DCs; OSCA Releases Details

(COLUMBUS, OH) After a resubmission of earlier proposed Medicaid rule, the department is now proceeding forward with implementing reimbursement for Doctors of Chiropractic who perform acupuncture on their patients for a live effective date of January 1st, 2018.

12/06/2017

House Education & Career Readiness Committee Passes OSCA Bill

(COLUMBUS, OH) A House of Representative’s committee voted in favor of passing OSCA’s bill, sponsored by Rep. Ginter (R-Salem) that would allow chiropractic physicians the ability to perform medical examinations on school bus drivers.

12/05/2017

Senate Committee Holds Hearing on OSCA's HB 196

(COLUMBUS, OH) The Senate Health, Human Services and Medicaid Committee, chaired by Senator Dave Burke (R-Marysville), had its second hearing on House Bill 196; a bill that would place in statute October as “Chiropractic Awareness Month.”

11/21/2017

"Continuity of Care" is the Message OSCA Takes to Medicaid over Fee-For-Time Compensation Rule

The OSCA met today with policy-makers and medical staff at the Department of Medicaid over a new rule that would allow compensation arrangements for substitute physicians

11/17/2017

OSCA Testifies before the Ohio Department of Medicaid

OSCA’s Dr. Brandy Spaulding testified today before a Department of Medicaid panel on Rule 5160- 8-11; a rule pertaining to “Spinal manipulation and related diagnostic image services.”

11/01/2017

OSCA Addresses MMO's Improper Denial Of Chiropractic Claims

(COLUMBUS, OH) Recently, the OSCA sent correspondence to Medical Mutual of Ohio (MMO) drawing attention to them that they are improperly denying claims submitted by several of OSCA’s members for the provision of Durable Medical Equipment (“DME”).

09/20/2017

Ohio House Passes HB 196

The OSCA announced today that legislation naming October as “ChiropracticAwareness Month” passed out of the House of Representatives. The floor vote was a unanimous, 91-0.

09/12/2017

OSCA Introduces School Bus Driver Medical Exams Legislation

(COLUMBUS, OH) OSCA’s Nicholas Strata announced today that House Bill 338 has been introduced to allow chiropractic physicians the ability to examine school bus drivers.

09/05/2017

Aetna Responds to OSCA Letter, Offers Apology

OSCA’s Executive Director, Nicholas Strata, accepted an offer to speak with Aetna’s Executive Vice President & Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Harold Paz, this morning to discuss the misinformation the company’s CEO gave while conducting an interview with Yahoo Finance

08/30/2017

Statement Nicholas Strate on Governor's New Opioid Prescribing Guidelines

Governor Kasich’s new prescribing guideline for opioids is a necessary step towards Ohio recovering from this epidemic.

08/24/2017

Caresource Denial Update

(COLUMBUS, OH) OSCA’s Nicholas Strata announced today a fix to the CareSource issue a number of Association members have had state-wide.

06/07/2017

Statement on AG Mike DeWine's Effort to Combat Opiate Abuse

COLUMBUS, OHIO – OSCA Executive Director, Nicholas Strata, issued the following statement today regarding Attorney General Mike DeWine’s decision to file suit against pharmaceutical companies.