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White to Chair OHA Board; Louge, Roth Elected Officers

12/15/2017

Bruce White, CEO, Knox Community Hospital, will chair the OHA Board of Trustees beginning Jan. 1, 2018. Mike Louge, executive vice president and chief operating officer, OhioHealth, is chair-elect and Ed Roth, president and CEO, Aultman Health Foundation, will serve as secretary/treasurer. Kevin Webb, chief acute and post-acute care Read More . . .

Deadline Dec. 29 to Submit 2018 Annual Meeting Presentation Proposals

12/15/2017

The submission deadline has been extended to Dec. 29 for dynamic and engaging presentations proposals to educate health care professionals and motivate the pursuit of excellence at the 2018 OHA Annual Meeting, June 4-6 in Columbus.   Representatives from member hospitals, OHA corporate partners and other health care-related o Read More . . .

Federal Tax Bill Moving Fast

12/15/2017

U.S. House and Senate conferees are meeting this week on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, legislation to overhaul the tax code that contains several notable provisions affecting hospitals. On Wednesday, Republican leadership announced a compromise had been reached and that a final bill would be sent to President Trump for his signature be Read More . . .

Save the Date for 2018 Sepsis Education Webinars

12/15/2017

Christopher Seymour, assistant professor, Departments of Critical Care and Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, The CRISMA Center, will join the Ohio Hospital Association from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Jan. 24 and Feb. 21 for the monthly Statewide Sepsis Initiative webinars and education calls.   Wi Read More . . .

NRHA Offers Rural Health Policy Institute

12/15/2017

Join National Rural Health Association along with more than 500 rural health advocates from across the nation for the Rural Health Policy Institute, Feb. 6-8 in Washington, D.C. Attendees will have the opportunity to:   Hear from top members of the Trump Administration and leading members of Congress on their plans Read More . . .

Ohio Flu Activity Increases, Get Your Flu Shot Today

12/15/2017

According to the Ohio Department of Health, flu activity in Ohio is increasing. During the week that ended Dec. 2 there were 92 flu-associated hospitalizations in Ohio and 257 hospitalizations since the start of the season. That is above the five-year average for this time of year and significantly higher than the 19 flu-associated Read More . . .

New Outpatient Opiate Prescription Rules Effective Dec. 29

12/08/2017

The Ohio State Pharmacy Board recently finalized a new rule requiring prescribers to include the first four characters of the medical diagnosis code on all prescriptions for controlled substances. The ICD-10 code will be entered by the pharmacy into Ohio’s prescription drug monitoring program, OARRS. Prescriptions received wi Read More . . .

One Week Left in Exchange Open Enrollment

12/08/2017

More than 3.6 million people selected a 2018 health plan through HealthCare.gov between Nov. 1 and Dec. 2, including more than 823,000 last week, officials said Wednesday.   The open enrollment period for Ohio consumers to shop for individual health insurance policies on the federal health care insurance exchange, or marketpl Read More . . .

Health Care J-1 Visa Waiver Applications Now Open

12/08/2017

The 2018 application cycle for Ohio’s J-1 Visa Waiver Program is now open. Applications for primary care and behavioral health placements will be accepted until June 30, 2018. All other applications must be postmarked by March 31, 2018.   Potential sponsors for the 2018 application cycle should complete and submit the No Read More . . .

Save the Date for BWC 2018 Medical & Health Symposium

12/08/2017

The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation is set to host the 2018 Ohio Workers' Compensation Medical & Health Symposium March 8-9 in Columbus. The symposium is a free educational opportunity for Ohio's health care providers.   The two-day symposium is in conjunction with BWC's annual Ohio Safety & Con Read More . . .

Fight Germs, Wash Your Hands this Holiday Season

12/08/2017

The holiday season is here, and with it comes cold and flu season, too. This week, Dec. 3-9, is Handwashing Awareness Week – the perfect time to remind children, students, parents and caregivers about the importance of handwashing to help ensure that everyone stays healthy through the holidays.   Handwashing is the sing Read More . . .

OHA Bids Farewell to Long-Time Associates

12/08/2017

This month is bittersweet for the Ohio Hospital Association as we say goodbye to two of our very talented staff members, Rick Sites and Jeannette Noll.   Rick, OHA’s Regulatory Counsel, is retiring this month after 32 years with the association. In his role, Rick oversaw OHA’s Energy and Sustainability Program and Read More . . .

Dec. 29 Deadline Approaching for OPSI Best Practice Award Nominations

12/01/2017

The Ohio Patient Safety Institute invites hospitals and health systems to submit a nomination for the annual Best Practice Award by Dec. 29. The best practice award is presented annually to an individual or organization that has designed and implemented the most innovative, evidence-based patient safety practice in Ohio.   Read More . . .

Tools, Resources Available for Prescribers from New State Opioid Program

12/01/2017

The Governor’s Cabinet Opiate Action Team has launched a new statewide campaign to encourage and empower opioid prescribers, their patients and the public to safely manage pain and prevent pain medication abuse.   “We’re asking hospitals and health care systems to tell their employed physicians about the cam Read More . . .

2018 Health Care Worker of the Year, Leadership Awards Nominations Open

12/01/2017

The Ohio Hospital Association is accepting nominations for the 2018 Albert E. Dyckes Health Care Worker of the Year Award and Health Care Leadership Awards. Member hospitals and health systems are encouraged to nominate deserving individuals and organizations whose achievements have enhanced and brought honor to Ohio hospitals. &nb Read More . . .

Behavioral Health Redesign Webinar Set for Dec. 5

12/01/2017

The Ohio Department of Medicaid and the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services are offering a webinar version of the recent "BH 501" trainings to assist OhioMHAS-certified providers of community behavioral health services with the most up-to-date information to successfully implement Behavioral Health Rede Read More . . .

Less Than One Week Left in Medicare’s Open Enrollment Period

12/01/2017

Medicare health and drug plans can make changes each year on cost, coverage, network providers and pharmacies. All enrollees in Medicare can change their health plans and prescription drug coverage for 2018 to better meet their personal needs until Dec. 7.   Please make certain hospital registration staff are aware of this en Read More . . .

2018 AHA NOVA Award Deadline Extended to Dec. 8

12/01/2017

The American Hospital Association invites hospitals to submit a nomination by Dec. 8 for the 2018 AHA NOVA Award that recognizes innovative hospital collaborations to improve the health of the communities they serve.   AHA NOVA Award winners address a wide range of important health initiatives, from developing culturally sens Read More . . .

Ohio Launches Youth Suicide Prevention, Wellness Campaign

12/01/2017

The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services joined with members of the Ohio Youth-Led Prevention Network Youth Council and Motivational Educational Entertainment Productions, Inc. to launch the Be Present campaign to promote youth suicide prevention and wellness.   The campaign encourages young people to step Read More . . .

Ohio Medicaid Delays Hospital Rate Reduction

11/17/2017

Ohio Medicaid this week announced it will delay the hospital rate reduction it proposed Oct. 17 and will not cut hospital rates for the remainder of state fiscal year 2018. In a statement Monday, the Governor's Office of Health Transformation said ODM will delay the hospital rate reduction for six months and reassess at that tim Read More . . .

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