Marietta District 9
Contact Information:Melinda E. Ford, DO, President
246 Parks Hall
Athens, OH 45701
(740) 593-2516 - phone
(740) 593-2905 - fax
Ohio's favorite son, Robert S. Juhasz, DO, of Cleveland, was installed as the 118th president of the American Osteopathic Association, July 20, telling more than 600 members of the AOA House of Delegates, "I am so incredibly proud and humbled to be your AOA president at this historic time for our profession."
This decision clears the way for DO and MD granting medical schools, hospitals, and community health centers to develop a single standard for residency program training. Graduating students from DO or MD schools can now become board-eligible, practicing physicians in the United States through a single accrediting system.
The best opportunity in decades to permanently repeal Medicare’s flawed Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula was within Congress' reach, and they let it slip away by opting instead to patch a broken payment system.
The new services includes a free check up and report on IT infrastructure for all OOA members.
The OOA and other physician organizations continue to advocate for an educational approach to solving the problem, while the legislators, impatient with results to date, continue to press for penalties and more stringent laws to get the attention of the physician community.
The campaign includes 60- or 30-second radio commercials in all 88 Ohio counties over a 10-month period; targeted digital banners statewide to reach 150,000 Ohioans who are seeking health information on the internet; and an on-demand video about the OOA posted on the Ohio Society of Association Executives (OSAE) Always Go With A Pro landing page.
Guidelines Stress Reevaluation at 80 milligrams MED
As part of an ongoing effort to curb the misuse and abuse of prescription pain medications and unintentional overdoses, Gov. John R. Kasich announced the adoption of new opioid prescribing guidelines and launch of a new website for physicians.
Honors to be Presented at State Convention in June
None at this time.