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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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02/27/2020

APA FREE Course of the Month - March 2020

Highs and Lows: Clinical Pearls and Lessons Learned in the Outpatient Management of Geriatric Bipolar Disorder

This course reviews guidelines for the treatment of aging patients with bipolar disorder. It will cover several challenging and complicated cases of geriatric bipolar disorder treated in an interdisciplinary outpatient clinic.

02/13/2020

OPPA Advocacy Day at the Statehouse

Join your colleagues from all over the state as we meet up at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus to learn more about advocacy, to witness a hearing in progress, meet with your individual legislators, advocate for your patients and your profession. As we have seen with several issues over the past few years, psychiatrists educating lawmakers can and does result in effecting public policy! Read More

02/13/2020

OPPA testifies in support of SB 254 - Mental Health Parity

On Wed., Feb. 12, OPPA President-Elect, Megan Testa, MD, spoke in support of Senate Bill 254, the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act. This bill would align Ohio’s mental health parity laws with current federal law; raise awareness amongst individuals, families, and employers about their rights and responsibilities under the law; and facilitate greater implementation and enforcement to ensure that health plans are complying with parity laws. Read More

02/12/2020

APA Annual Psychiatric Update - March 14-15, 2020

Practical Psychiatry: Pragmatic Approaches and Clinical Pearls

Registration is open and seats are filling quickly for OPPA's upcoming Annual Psychiatric Update, which will be held at the Marriott University Hotel on March 14-15. The OPPA brings together thought leaders from across the nation for this one and a half-day conference, focusing on various aspects of practice that psychiatrists routinely encounter which spans pharmacological, therapeutic, regulatory, media and administrative issues. Practical psychiatry increases knowledge, builds confidence, expands connectedness, decreases helplessness and supports resilience. Read More

02/06/2020

APA provides feedback to CMS on APRN and PA supervision

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) expressed its concerns to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding the elimination of Medicare supervision and licensure requirements that are more stringent than other applicable federal or state laws, potentially resulting in the reduction of supervision requirements for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) and Physician Assistants (PAs). Read More

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March 9, 2020
7:30-8:30PM

OPPA Government Relations Committee

Videoconference

March 16, 2020
7:30-8:30PM

OPPA Executive Committee

Videoconference

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