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.

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Registration now open for OPPA Annual Psychiatric Update

March 30-31, 2019, Marriott University, Columbus, OH

The 2019 meeting will be held at a new venue with a new format! The OPPA brings together thought leaders in mental health, data science, technology, neuroscience, and more for this day and a half meeting to build on the promise of increased advances in technology and innovation in Psychiatry. In addition, join colleagues for an evening of dinner, awards, silent auction and a truly motivating keynote speaker. Reserve your spot today as space is limited! Read More


APA honors psychiatrists who served in Vietnam

APA held a wreath-laying ceremony at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial to honor the only psychiatrist known to have died during the Vietnam War as well as other psychiatrists who served in Vietnam. Among those attending the ceremony was OPPA Executive Director, Janet Shaw, who chairs the District Branch/State Association Executive Directors Group. Read More


Ohio Medicaid moving toward managed care unified PDL

The Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM), in partnership with the Medicaid managed care plans (MCPs), is moving toward creating a unified preferred drug list (PDL). ODM will begin a phased-in approach beginning on Jan. 1, 2019. Read More


Health journal evaluates Ohio parity efforts for anniversary of mental health, addiction law

Ohio's mental health and substance use disorder treatment systems were among those of a few states evaluated recently by the journal Health Affairs in recognition of October as the 10th anniversary of the federal mental health parity law. The publication undertook the evaluation in response to the Parity at 10 Campaign, which seeks greater compliance by insurers and state Medicaid programs with the federal Mental Health Parity and Addiction Treatment Act of 2008. Read More


Coalition seeks feedback on administrative and billing requirements for behavioral health

The Behavioral Health Provider Coalition for Insurance Advocacy is seeking feedback from psychiatrists and other behavioral health providers related to administrative and billing requirements of third-party payers in Ohio. Please take a few min. (less than 10) to share your experience. Read More

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