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Becoming A Key Optometrist
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Becoming A Key Optometrist

By Dave Anderson, OD, Trustee, Ohio Optometric Association After the November election, I volunteered to become a Key OD for Representative Niraj Antani, Ohio House 42nd district.  I first wondered how I would relate and what we would have in common, what issues we would discuss besides legislative agendas, or how we could support each other.  … Continue reading

State Innovation Model – 75 Million Reasons to Pay Attention
Medical Home / Third-party

State Innovation Model – 75 Million Reasons to Pay Attention

By Mark Ridenour In December, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) awarded a $75 Million four year grant to the Ohio via its State Innovation Model (SIM) awards to implement a payment reform model which will broadly move reimbursement models to recognize outcomes over volumes.  Providers will get increased reimbursement for providing more … Continue reading

Clinical Practice / News / Third-party

How to Appeal a Decision by Your Health Plan Issuer

The Ohio Department of Insurance has released a graphic depicting Individual/Patient/Member appeal rights and process flow, including external review.  You may find this helpful to supply this to your patients when you are aware they are not in agreement with their health insurer.  It may also help complement and reinforce an appeal you as a provider … Continue reading

SB258 Passes
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SB258 Passes

By Dr. Beth Muckley, OOA Legislative Committee The Ohio Optometric Association is pleased to announce that optometric prescriptive authority for Hydrocodone and Tramadol has been restored.  On December 2 the Ohio Senate passed SB258 by a vote of 31-0.  SB258 included the amendment brought forth by the Ohio Optometric Association to fix the changes in … Continue reading