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DEA new Schedule IV Classifications

Effective August 18th, a United States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) ruling that tramadol and products containing tramadol will be classified as Schedule IV controlled substances, (this supersedes a new rule adopted by the Ohio...

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Single Accreditation System for GME

The AOA House of Delegates voted, July 19, to support a decision by the AOA Board of Trustees to pursue a new, single accreditation system for graduate medical education. The historic vote came after...

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New AOA President from Ohio

Robert S. Juhasz, DO, of Cleveland, was installed as the 118th president of the American Osteopathic Association, July 19, during the AOA House of Delegates in Chicago. Juhasz, who serves as president of Cleveland...

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Medicaid primary care incentive expiration alert

Public Policy Alert – July 30, 2014 Unless Congress acts, the Medicaid primary care incentive that pays physicians at Medicare rates for providing primary care to Medicaid patients will expire in December. Tell your...

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AOA/ACGME Memorandum of Understanding

The American Osteopathic Association hosted a special session, May 4, in Chicago , to review the AOA/ACGME Memorandum of Understanding for the single graduate medical education accreditation system. About 150 leaders representing state societies,...

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Measles outbreak

As of May 7, there were 44 confirmed measles cases in six Ohio counties ( Ashland , Coshocton, Holmes, Knox, Richland , and Wayne). The outbreak began, April 21, when the Ohio Department of...

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Sunshine Act update

Review Your Sunshine Act Information Before CMS Publishes It Starting June 1, physicians and teaching hospitals can register with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to review information about payments or other...

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ICD-10 Implementation date

CMS Releases More Details on ICD-10 Delay The new implementation date for ICD-10 coding is October 1, 2015, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which is a delay of one...

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Reminder to Congress!

Remind Congress to Finish Repealing the SGR After the August Recess Send Letters to the House and Senate Today Shortly before leaving Washington for its August recess, the House Energy and Commerce Committee voted...

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