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.
U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, M.D., M.B.A. took historic action last week by sending a personal letter to more than 2.3 million health care practitioners and public health leaders asking them to pledge their commitment to turn the tide on the opioid crisis by taking the pledge.
APA free course of the month for Sept - Advances in Therapeutic Interventions in Geriatric Psychiatry
Each month, members receive free access to a CME course on a trending topic. Most take less than 30 minutes to complete, perfect for over lunch. The September course is Advances in Therapeutic Interventions in Geriatric Psychiatry: Neuromodulation in the Treatment of Geriatric Psychiatric Disorders. Read More
Drug overdoses killed a record 3,050 people in Ohio last year, more than one-third of them from fentanyl, a super-potent opiate often mixed with heroin. Read More
Ohioans buying insurance through the marketplace for President Barack Obama's health care law could be among the hardest hit in the country if insurance premiums were to rise by 10 percent in 2017, according to a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services report released this week. Read More
In case you missed it, in July 2016, The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) published a proposed rule to the 2017 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule that includes coverage for behavioral health collaborative care. Read More
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