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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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04/02/2020

Physician Support Line - Psychiatrists Helping Other Physicians

Our society expects physicians, now more than ever, to heave all the answers. To comfort. To heal. Physicians often rise to the challenge, however, physicians are only human. Physicians are susceptible to burn out, deep sadness, anxiety and vulnerability. There is help. Read More

04/02/2020

CMS updates to telehealth

On March 31, 2020, CMS announced additional changes to telehealth regulations. We will be updating our telehealth page and materials to reflect these updates. For those of you who participated in OPPA's Telepsychiatry Webinar on March 25, we are re-recording the webinar to reflect these changes. Read More

03/27/2020

COVID-19: How OPPA members can help

You are on the front lines of this crisis. Keep us informed of what's happening in your local area - and in your practice setting. Let us know what you and your patients need. Let us know if you are now providing tele-psychiatry and how it's going. Let us know if recent changes implemented by Ohio Medicaid, health insurance company's the medical board and others is working for you. This feedback will enable us to identify areas of top priority that we can work on with ODH, OhioMHAS, insurance carriers and Ohio's administration and legislators when appropriate. Click on the more to comment and/or send an email to Read More

03/27/2020

COVID-19: Ohio Legislative Changes

Ohio Legislature Responds to the COVID-19 Emergency The Ohio Psychiatric Physicians Association (OPPA) is committed to keeping Ohio psychiatrists informed on state and federal updates related to COVID-19, especially how they impact Ohio’s medical practices and healthcare professionals. This week the Ohio House and Senate passed a COVID-19 package to address legislative changes necessary to continue fighting this pandemic. Read More

03/23/2020

Guidance from OhioMHAS for Opiate Treatment Programs

In case you missed it, the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) has released a guidance document with answers to frequently asked questions for opiate treatment programs (OTPs). Read More

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April 13, 2020
7:30-8:30PM

OPPA Government Relations Committee

Videoconference

April 20, 2020
7:30-8:30PM

OPPA Executive Committee

Videoconference

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