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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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02/20/2017

Members invited to comment on APA Guideline

Members of the OPPA/APA are invited to review and comment by March 17, 2017 on the draft APA "Practice Guidelines for the Pharmacological Treatment of Patients with Alcohol Use Disorder." Read More

02/17/2017

Bill introduced to exempt individuals with SMI from the death penalty

Senators John Eklund (R-Geauga) and Sandra Williams (D-Cuyahoga) have introduced bipartisan legislation that would exclude individuals with serious mental illness from the death penalty just as individuals with intellectual disabilities and juveniles are currently exempted. Read More

02/17/2017

APA continues to address concerns related to MOC

The American Psychiatric Association has created a webpage to identify for members, what its role is in Maintenance of Certification. Read More

02/15/2017

Bill introduced to put protections in place for step therapy

Senators Peggy Lehner (R-Kettering) and Charleta Tavares (D-Columbus) introduced Senate Bill 56 which would put into place protocols for insurance companies that utilize step therapy (also known as fail first) as a prior authorization/cost savings strategy. Read More

02/02/2017

NEJM - Medicare Payment for Behavioral Health Integration

On January 1, 2017, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will begin paying clinicians separately for the BHI services they provide to Medicare beneficiaries. Four new codes were created for the 2017 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule to allow payment to health care providers for furnishing BHI services. Read More

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February 23, 2017
8:00-9:00PM

OPPA Resident-Fellow Member Committee

Teleconference

February 27, 2017
7:00-8:00PM

OPPA Executive Committee

Teleconference

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